Three steps forward, two steps back

Not as much headway on the asterisks today, mainly because I had to deal with a pair of smaller plot problems that I’d left behind. One was the kind of thing I wonder if anyone would ever notice, much less care about, but once I’ve noticed, I just can’t seem to let it go.

The fixes feel much better, though (even if no-one else would have noticed), and, honestly, headway is headway, so today was another win.