I’m starting out the morning with 4 hours in Barnes & Noble’s café, where I have ready access to characters, books, coffee, Internet, and inspiration. Let’s hope that does something for my word count. So much stimulation can also be a ready distraction, (I would guess) particularly for an extrovert like myself.
Thoughts from the BN café:
I just think that I need to report that the people at the table next to me are discussing a fire—while my characters are trying to put one out. This seems divine intervention, the inspiration that I needed handed to me. Alas, it was a short conversation. Back to work.
Cyclical arguments are the death of my plot, but they sure are good for NaNo word count.
One of my villains (he is more specifically a very visible henchman with an overinflated sense of his own importance) has a plan. He isn’t sharing. It’s very difficult to write his dialogue without knowing his mind.
Is your plot sagging? Here’s a way to boost it: What would your character exchange the world to keep (or to gain)? Take it (or offer it). Ta-da! Plot!
My manager says I can write during lunch, but I cannot twirl my mustache.
Total word count: 9675
Day’s word count: 1701
Average daily word count for April: 1613
Death count: 0!
Total word count towards other projects (including this project, Facebook messages, cover letters, etc.): 5451
Daily word count towards other projects: 1307
Average daily word count for other projects: 1207
Songs that I’ve been singing around the house (or Barnes & Noble): “All About Ruprecht” from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Pink’s “Just Give me a Reason,” Fun’s “Carry On.”
Cups of tea: 3
Sugar: 2 jellybeans
Hours spent at work: 8
Hours driving: 1
Times I’ve gone to smack some spiders, skeletons, and kobolds: 0!
What else distracted me: Nothing really. 🙂