Veering back on track…

It’s Day 5 of NaNoWriMo, and I got off track just a tad. I’ve been pretty good about the whole “no social media or TV/movies until you hit your 2K” restriction that I’ve placed on myself, and so far I’ve been chugging along with my story, churning out those words.

However … (cue minor key music imparting forebodings of dread)

This morning I woke up with a migraine. And the guy next door was playing his guitar. Loudly. Out of tune. The same damn song he’s been playing for the last six months. And I woke up late. Excuse, excuse, excuse…

And also, I wrote past the scene that is going to be difficult to write the way that I want it to come out, and instead wrote the transition that happens afterwards. So now, I have to go back and get this thing on paper (or into the word file) and quit avoiding it. I did, on the other hand, come up with the name and general description of the bad guy (Montaigne, mix of steampunk and Goth wannabe) and decided that this scene will not just be an introduction to the theme of the book, but that I’m going to confront my heroine with this guy and see if we can get this action rolling along.

So, I am going to go eat a good lunch. I’m going to download some new music off of iTunes to help me through the scene, and then I am going to sit and write the 1300 words that I have left from today. And maybe a few more. Because that’s what you gotta do if you want the novel to be done.


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