After all my enthusiasm to get started yesterday, I wound up letting myself get distracted by a whole slew of other things. Worthwhile things, mostly–it wasn’t a day lost to browsing random sites on the internet or falling into the rabbit hole of research for research’s sake–but it didn’t wind up being a productive writing day. I wrote about 300 words total, I think, finishing the scene I was in, but didn’t get started on the next scene.
Mostly that’s because I’m rethinking my climax again: I’ve known all along how I expected this book to end, but I’m not so sure it’s the right ending anymore. I tell myself that I write light, fluffy romances–and I do!–but my books sure do wind up being populated with a lot of dead people. Before I can write much farther, I need to decide, once and for all, who lives and who dies in this one. It’s harder than I expected it to be.
So, today’s goal: 1000 words and some decisions.
A random note: a lovely reviewer on fictionpress specifically mentioned my incredibly minor character, saying “about time she stood up for something.” I was so delighted. This character has existed on the page for literally 2079 words. (Well, technically she does get mentioned a couple times earlier, but those are passing references.) For me, that was enough words to have strong feelings about her, and apparently, they were good enough words for my lovely reader to share my sentiments. Yay!