ok, here is an update to my previous post
it is 2:50 in the morning and i just woke up with a pretty complete plot to the novel. the idea is based on the solution i talked about earlier, but more expanded, more fleshed out, and a lot of ancillary questions answered.
the idea seems to fit together quite beautifully and is incredibly satisfying to me. i am giddy enough about it that i cannot easily fall back asleep.
it is also 2:50 in the morning, a time when every idea seems beautiful and incredible.
i expect i’ll fall back asleep and when i wake i’ll read this and think about the idea i’ve jotted down and poke holes in it and realize it’s not really so great.
but even if that is so, i am feeling good about this idea right now. i feel like it could work. and i want to record that feeling, if only for posterity’s sake.