Hello from the trenches! It’s been a good night in NaNoLand at my house. I introduced my main characters – and future lovers – to each other by way of a pass-by on horseback while he was looking quite splendid in his knightly finery. I followed through on the great idea I had earlier today when I was…occupado on how to bring in my heroine’s ex-husband earlier in the story and establish him as one of the antagonists. Not to mention the whole session went much better because all I had playing in the background was my COC playlist.
I also had excellent motivation to write tonight because waiting for me when I got done was my brand-new Blu-ray of “Maleficent” that just came out today. Yes, I know I’ve seen it three times already, but it’s that good.
Today’s Word Count: 2,571
Total Word Count: 9,499 (and yes I almost went for the full 10,000)
How Long I Wrote Today: 3.5 hours or so.
Feeling: Thrilled, but that’s tempered by a slightly sore back from sitting crooked on the couch while writing.
Motivation: See previous statement about cracking open and watching my new Blu-ray of “Maleficent.”
Inspiration: Adding a new soundtrack to my playlist, and staying ahead of the word count, knowing I might not get to write tomorrow.
Biggest Triumph: Keeping on writing when I could have stopped so that I finished up Scene 5 and can start fresh on my next session.
Biggest Setback: Not sure if stopping around 8:30 to give Molly her subq fluids is really a setback, but it’s the only thing that halted my writing tonight. Although I did struggle with what the ex-husband does for a living that has him driving a Lexus and my heroine paying him alimony…
Insights: Bottle Caps and Airheads are perfect companion candies while writing. *chuckles*
Thus I shut the door on November 4th. Tomorrow choir starts up again so you might not hear from me if I’m too pooped to write when I get home at 9:30. In the meantime, keep on writing, my Wrimos!