Okay, the second draft of In the Mouth of the Lion is done. All the scenes are in place, with full dialogue. Not the ultimate lines, but close. Good news: I’ve got a little slack, at only 118 3/4 pages. Bad news: I’ve used up all my nominees for further deletion, and all my placeholders are gone.
The Hero’s Journey plot points are all there, but slightly delayed. I explored moving scenes around, but didn’t like the outcome.
I’ll set the m/s aside for two or three weeks. In the meantime, I’ll get some rest, catch up on other projects, and finish my course.