WELL, not quite. But I’m at that midway stage of writing my book where I’m forgetting who went where, when and for what reason. I’m unable to recall last names of characters, who they’ve met and a swathe of other details which if left any longer will make the editing process a horror show.
I’d advise anyone at a similar stage of a book to do the same. The halfway point is a good stage to take a breather and assess the progress made and smoothing out any inaccuracies or gaps in the plot. Keeping a track of the story time can be hard also. E.g. character F sets off home and it’s dark, while character M is introduced in the next scene and it’s still light outside – those sorts of things. Because if I can’t spot them now, if they escape my beady eye of judgement, someone else will which isn’t ideal.
I’m treating the storyline like a ball of wool that I’m disturbingly obsessive over and determined to hold on to, while cats the size of lions – bugger it, lions are cats – right, lions the size of cats are desperately trying to grab the loose ends and play with them. You didn’t think it was for knitting did you? Opposable thumb problem.
Editing the last two pages that you have written before beginning again is a good way to stay on top of the general story and saves a tedious edit of the entire thing if you leave it. Back to work!