60,000 took me a while to get to. I’ve been wrestling with some structural issues that need to be resolved now, not in draft 2. It’s taken some unexpected turns that I must now analyze and interrogate. Different stories have different needs and this story demands careful thought and deep exploration. Things are starting to cohere, threads layered together again and again, this process isn’t linear enough to use a tapestry or weaving metaphor. This is more of a felting experience – bringing fibres together, tearing them away, bringing them together again and again in complex layers. Felt can make a top hat, felt can make a brownish smudge of tough fabric that is close to useless.