I am talking about backing up in terms of saving the novel (in multiple formats and in multiple places) and backing up as in time.
Today I found myself jumping back to the scene where the director was attacked and then one of the actors went missing. Yes, that was a very passive statement about the actor - but that's all I can say at this point. Right now the paramedics have arrived, they are checking out the director who has passed out, and there is still the question of the bloody hammer upstairs. The police are dealing with the hammer and the fainting actor; the firemen have just opened up access to the basement green room so the EMTs can get the director out.
That's where things are in the novel
And my word count as of right now - and I doubt I'll get more in tonight as this is my last break of the shift - is 41540. That's a good number of words and I'm closing in quickly on the goal. I'm still on track to finish up on November 29th, which I would love to do. I hate the pressure of waiting until the last minute. But, if I need it, I do have time to cram on Saturday. With a big writing day on Tuesday, I don't think I'll need Saturday.