Thursday and Friday were bad days, as was this morning, especially as regards writing. Of course, there’s always general life business, and conflict, and playtime…but after a nap, I suddenly know where to go with my next scene…how it leads into the next.

Oh, poop. 332 words of back story doesn’t count on my novel word count, does it? But it got me on track!

NOVEL PROGRESS: 8703 words…and going. That’s 11 out of 54 scenes, ouch! I’m averaging 791 words per scene, not the 1,000-2,000 I needed. It may be my style to write in short scenes. But that doesn’t help me have enough scenes to get to 50,000 by the end of my precious index cards!

6:00 p.m. Now I have 9,765.  My last scene got over 1,000. Woo hoo!

6:45 p.m. Now I have 10,057. Doing a happy dance! Over 10,000!