It’s strange. I did outline this. I did plan for unveiling some historical context for Thomas with the intent to ramp things up toward the climax. Trouble was I didn’t plan for who or how much exactly so in came the lawyer friend that got mentioned in the beginning of the book but never showed up.
So… info dump and a lot of it. My apologies and most likely more is coming in the next episode too. This all needs to come out – the words need to come out so they can be looked at when it comes time for revision. I know that when that time comes all of this information will need to be rearranged. Daemon’s appearance will need to be timed sooner. All of this information that’s being vomited right now will have to be parsed out throughout the book.
It’s got to be like ice cream. You eat it all at once, you get sick – but if you eat it a little at a time, you absorb it and enjoy it. It becomes a revelation. And that needs to happen for Thomas and I realize that’s not what’s happening for him right now. He’s just getting all of this all at once and by all rights none of this should be sinking in. Because I screwed up. He is at the point in the story where he should be reaching revelation but he doesn’t even have the foundation of the puzzle yet, much less the final piece.
So I apologize. This is the “vomit draft” after all. And in the past, this would be the point where I would start my book completely over from the beginning. But not this time. I am going to finish vomiting these words and get this story to the end. Just consider this my note to self that this aspect needs to be corrected.