Late in the book, Pressfield discusses projects that crash (and strategies and ways of thinking to decrash them). And he uses Melville’s Moby-Dick project as illustration:
... let’s imagine that Moby Dick crashed 9/10ths of the way through and Herman Melville texted us in a panic, pleading for help. What would the rescue operation look like?
It’s a really interesting five pages. The peer-workshopping intervention Pressfield imagines for a close-to-the-finish-line Melville is quite unlike anything a literary scholar might write. And fascinating. It’s on pages 81-85. Check it out.