Scandal is going well and that’s making me nervous. I wrote more than my minimum tonight but had to delete half an older chapter, so I’m only ahead a couple hundred words tonight. I have a bit over 60,000 words and that’s typically critical mass. Now there’s much more editing and a lot less first draft writing.
I’ve nailed down the gravitas of the book which is good. It means I can start editing with that in mind. I imagine over the next month, I’ll be moaning and groaning about the pain of it all, but right now, I’m feeling OK about things and that makes me nervous. Tonight’s chapter went especially well.
In cooking news, my son is going to be making chocolate mousse for family and his French class. And then crepes and ratatouille for us. My brother who has been a pastry chef for a fancy restaurant sent us instructions and gotchas that included warnings like if the chocolate isn’t cool enough, it will seize up… I have no idea what that means. Turn into a lump in the pan? He advised us to practice, so tonight I helped the DC make chocolate mousse using cheap chocolate. We’ll use the good stuff for when he’s practiced enough. I don’t think the chocolate seized up. We’ll know tomorrow. I’m up first, so we agreed I get the first taste.