The Words: 2063 written today. Today’s writing put me past my total from last year, which was 90,228. Before that, I’d always written 50k within a few days from the end and that was it.
The Story: I have now decided that the decision I made yesterday about being done with the novel was wrong. I did glance at the beginning of this big battle scene from the original version and realized that the main characters are not doing the right thing yet to merge with that original version. So I do need to write a bit more to get my current story to a place where it matches up with that scene. (And for all I know, it will never actually flow into the other version, and I’ll rewrite it all anyway.) I thought it would be quick, but I should have known better. Poor Leahna has realized the atrocities being committed on both sides of the fighting, and she is having a very difficult time dealing with it. Though in defense of the good guys, what they are doing is more of a necessity, because of what the other side is doing. But it’s still pretty appalling. And it’s stirring up some terrible memories for Leahna. Lex is trying to calm her back down so she can help.
Total word count: 91,761