Discretion being the better part of valor...

Checking in a little earlier than usual. Big storm coming in, tornado warnings and all. Shut down the laptop for safety and finishing up out here in the cottage.

Up early--was it the weather, or has it begun to get dark earlier?--with a hatchet and pruning shears, trying to get the back end of this long ms in order. Thought I had a pretty good notion of how the last thirty pages would go, but spent the better part of the morning cutting and pasting. Need to slow the narrative. Relax and get a little more expansive with the themes. Ease into the closing chapter.

Looking out the window at lightning. Might think about shutting down here before I fry a board.