8 May - I began to fear as I wrote in this book that I was getting too diffuse*; but now I am glad that went into detail from the first, for there is something so strange about this place and all in it that I cannot but feel uneasy.
I understand "was getting" the action must have begun at the beginning of his diary but why "wrote"? It means that the fear began after he had written this passage in his diary, not at the time he was writing it. Could "was writing" be possible if he thought to the fear when he was writing his diary?
Excerpt from Bram Stoker's Dracula
Jonathan Harker is an estate agent from London. He is visiting Count Dracula in Transylvania in order to sell him some property in London. We know that Count Dracula is a vampire, but he doesn't — although he is getting suspicious in this excerpt from his diary.
* giving too many details