Progress for today:
1. Novel revision. I was hoping for a productive morning, but stalled out. I’ve been having problems getting this scene to spark for me, so I had Sue read what I had. Sometimes I get stuck because I’m lazy and just need to prod myself through it; other times I get stuck because I know on some level I’m heading down the wrong path. Happily, Sue saw the problem and helped me to revamp what I had and add an element of tension to the scene. It feels right now. Only 100 new words, but solid progress.
2. WOTF story. Started Scene 1 to get a sense for the main character and voice. Not a lot of progress, but I do like my character. I still need to make sure she needs what will happen in this story and that her flaw exposes early enough in the story in an organic manner. I really like the secondary character she plays off of. Should work.
3. Read chaps 23-24 in Pride and Prejudice. As it happens, Sue and I watched an episode of As Time Goes By tonight. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett kind of remind me of Lionel and Jean. And that Collins guy… so filled with, um, himself. I sense mischief ahead.
Overall, not a terribly productive day, but I did stay focused at least. I had better produce words tomorrow though. Have your tomatoes ready in case.