I started incorporating some of the old draft into this new one, and I hit a snag because the voice isn't the same. It's easy to convert it to third person, but the scene I'm writing is technically a new one anyway. Maybe I should just write it brand new. I had my friend who's a geneticist walk me through some probable scenarios back in the day when I first wrote this scene, but now I think the scientific side is a bit too technical. I used to be proud of this scene and in many ways I still am, but as I combined it with what I've written new recently, it doesn't jive. The jelly beans don't jump, you know? I want to keep on keepin' on this groove because it's finally where I feel I fit, so I might just scrap the idea it's a new chapter and add it back into the last chapter I thought I finished yesterday. The momentum is still with me, just gotta work through some stuff with it. Frankie gets almost fatally injured, but she makes it (I did consider killing her off, but that'd mean the rest of the series is useless because there's no one else designed to carry the story. Sure they could work as a team to finish everything, but literally Frankie's DNA is why she needs to exist. Or maybe I just kill her off and they keep her body in stasis or something until they end the... no that won't work... she has to be alive for that, that's right... Sorry! Just had to talk that out, I guess). In the scene I've combined drafts in, she undergoes a DNA rewiring of sorts in order to save her life, which it does, and it's fine that it does, but there's a little somethin' somethin' missing from it. A little pepper to the jack, you know what I'm saying? Gah, sorry. I've been awake since 6 and trying to fix this at the moment seems kind of dumb because my brain is going mushy. I might just go watch some Star Trek for a bit now until I sleep. I don't know if I can do anything requiring deep thinking. But I've left myself breadcrumbs to come back to tomorrow. Notes on how I think the scene should go. I'll be able to write on my lunch break tomorrow. I didn't today because I had my last eye doctor appointment and my eyeball is finally back to sort of normal. That's it from me today. I hope you're doing well and I appreciate you stopping by. I know I say that every time, but I do mean it. It's like I'm talking to people and bouncing bullshit off of y'all and figuring things out, and I am really grateful this place exists for that.