Last night I had one of my very rare eureka moments. There is a problem relating to the end of Cherry Bomb, the solution to which has so completely eluded me that I'd given up on solving it. Instead, I was going to write my way around it. Last night, I took the day's pages to bed, and I was reading over them, making red marks, and while reading Ms. Page 311 the solution occurred to me. It's simple. And it's not a "deus ex machina" (which seem to annoy some people, though not me). It's an answer that's been built into the very fabric of the novel since Chapter One. How it took me so long to see it, I do not know.
Today and tomorrow, this evening and tomorrow evenings, are going to be a marathon.
Last night, we watched Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly (2012), and it was quite good.
And I think that's all I have time for this morning. Off the the word mines.