It's particularly weird writing dialogue for Karina, both because I'm worried about misrepresenting her, and because nothing I write sounds like her. I tried looking up Australianisms, to try to get some of the sense of her speech, but she doesn't really use most of the blatant ones. Her words seem so flat and American on the page, but I can't think of any way to convey her accent, which is a lovely lilt. Very frustrating.
My back is hurting in any case, so I think I need to stop typing for today, and do a little household work instead. Still, good progress. Another 2-3 days like this, and I'll be done. Exciting!