About 3:30 P.M. today I wrapped the write-in. The ending was better than I’d remembered, and now I’m excited about the type-in. I can bring the whole thing up to the level of the second half. We went out to celebrate (made our bi-weekly trip into town a day early), and I got a few tubes of oil paint (pthalo green and pthalo blue, a nice purple that’s damnably hard to mix from other colors but that is gorgeous as a shadow color), and a couple of decent filberts. (My brush collection to this point has been dreadful — these are not bottom of the line, so I’m hoping to get some good movement out of them.)
Tomorrow, I’ll do line-per-scene, and get the shape of the final book from my head to the page. It’ll be a long day, I have no doubt — but I think it will be exciting. I’ll be notecarding.