I don’t know about you, but Week Two is often the toughest. This year, W2 was further complicated by my trip to Denver. First there was the Avalanche hockey game (Colorado won, and it was a blast!) on Friday, then there was the conference and a chance to play Magic for the first time in years (it didn’t take long to remember how to play, that’s for sure) on Saturday. Sunday morning was packing and waiting at the hotel to leave for the airport because I woke up way too early. That was followed by the waiting at the airport, the flight and finally the drive home to collapse in my very own bed.
Needless to say, not a single word got written for three whole days.
Fortunately, with the planning that I’ve done ahead of time (thank you, M!) and my notes in Scrivener, I knew right where to pick up the story and get to work. I wrote one scene and cranked out almost 2,500 words in one sitting. That definitely helped gain some ground on where I should be, so that bodes well for the week I think.
I also got to introduce one of my important secondary characters, the sorceress Tamzyn Aurelius. She’s powerful enough that she’s sent my main character Kaia a vision via telepathy, trying to warn her of impending danger. Of course as is the way with magic sometimes, the message isn’t clear and our characters don’t know what it means or who it’s from. On the plus side, I got to have my hero show my heroine how he feels, and I had no idea it was coming and it got me a little mushy inside.
I love it when that happens.
That little surprise planted by my apparently mischievous and secretly romantic plot bunnies will up the ante later for one of those many complications those same plot bunnies insist upon happening everywhere. What will Fitz do when the stranger they meet makes a move on his woman? What will Kaia do?
Heh. I can’t wait to find out.
BTW, don’t forget to check the sidebar for the running totals so far. By the end of the 12th, I should be at 20,004. Only 5,278 to go…