February 24th, 2022 – 1,247

I made it into the office today, and it’s amazing what a difference that makes for my mental health. I felt focused, I got a lot of tasks done and most of all, I felt a relaxed control of having a nice new, clean desk. The new setup is much the same as the old, but there are a few key differences. For one, I have more legroom at the moment. My mini-fridge is across the room, currently without a home but I would like to arrange it one soon. In addition, the desk is a little larger, just enough that I was able to make the space work much better for me. It’s about the size of the Million Desk, maybe a little wider still, and it works super well for me.

When I took my lunch break to write for the day, I had one of those epiphanies that makes a book suddenly work. I had the beginnings of it yesterday, but I realized what the twist was going to be today, and now it feels like I was always setting up for this reveal. Maybe I was on some level. In either case, this is a game changer, and I am so excited to rework the Horizon trilogy to make it work. The best part is, there’s barely any tweaks I have to actually make – it works within the boundaries I already set up, I just want to make sure there’s foreshadowing. And that’s where I am right now, finally feeling I have the hand of this arc one-and-a-half books in. Glad it happened eventually; even moreso that it happened before I finished another draft.