Progress Report #28

I finished the first pass through draft two’s Chapter 14, working title, “The Wanderer.” It describes my first two months in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood. That was in late 1973, and I still live here. This chapter is the opening of the book’s second section, which I sometimes call “A Slow Boat to China,” at other times “Blue Monk.” Although a short chapter—only 27 pages—it was harder than I expected. The difficulty was that it has to set the stage for all that’s to happen in the rest of the book, and I hadn’t quite reckoned that out sufficiently. I’m very happy with the way it turned out. Next step: Go through the chapter to clean up any messes, and then start Chapter 15.

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One Response to “Progress Report #28”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Thanks for the update. There are a lot of other writers who are encouraged in their own writing by your meticulous, steady work on the manuscript and its quality. And a lot of us looking forward with pleasure to reading the book.

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