So it turns out that it is very difficult to write consistently during your birthday week when you have a family party, spend two days making an amazing cake, have a friend birthday party, have dinner with family you haven’t seen in eight years, and need to prep more secret project things. I only managed to write once this week, netting me a grand total of 597 words.
But no worries—I’ve had a self-indulgent and me-centric week, which means I will be ready to focus on fictional people tomorrow. I have grand plans for Saturday, ranging from getting my kitchen knives sharpened at the pop-up winter farmer’s market to reading a book to chatting with Crystal to writing a thousand words. (I am very fond of to-do lists, and my list for Saturday already has twelve items on it. I will do ALL the things!)
It has been a long time since I’ve had a thousand-word day, and I’m very much looking forward to the challenge of it. It helps that I’ve figured out how the rest of this chapter is going to play out. I should be able to wrap up chapter four tomorrow and begin chapter five on Sunday, which means the final member of my trio will actually get to meet the other two heroes. Wish me luck!