Psyche Opening the Golden Box, John William Waterhouse
A Lamentation of Swans, starting word count: 6,192. Goal: 2 pages
This afternoon is sunless, and the trees outside my bedroom window sway in a gray wind. Looking back through previously written pages, just to re-engage, I ran across a scene that I’d begun last Sunday, but didn’t finish. I’d written it from a fragment of a thought, wanting to show Gaius’s nature and introduce his notary and amanuensis, Raet Shirkina, but the scene went awry; it didn’t seem to have a point. Still it has potential (don’t they all) so I’ll let it lie and maybe later it’ll gain some significance.