line by line thru the book. from the top. I sometimes think I should start somewhere other than the top but then I can’t. This is manageable with short stories and chapters, but at this point when I am trying to put everything together, it seems both impossible to start anywhere else if I’m going to hold the whole in my head in any way, and impossible to hold it in any way anyway.
It’s a pace of about 20 pages/day in this way, which is about half a chapter in this book, and that works okay for a while, but after some amount of days I start falling apart.