Today I revised the first 50 pages of The Paris Notebook. This has to be the final edit and I am treating it that way, making my big changes to Jack’s arc, reading every single line of the entire text to see what needs to be weeded out or added in as a result of the changes in Jack. I’m lucky because two subplots have little or nothing to do with Jack’s plot. So I can pass through them fairly quickly. 50 pages done today and in that 50, the first big switch with Jack. I’d been dreading it, worrying about getting it right, but I’ve thought so much about it, that it wrote itself. I’m excited to know that one way or the other this manuscript will become a book very soon.