Okay, only 890 words today, but I’m tired. I went to bed too late then tried to get up at 5:00 and now I’m tired again! I must figure out a better schedule. Because I also have to walk the dog (poor poochy). I probably don’t need to watch an hour and a half of TV each evening. I will get the hang of this!
The cool thing is that I’ve actually written 14 pages and I know it hasn’t really begun. I tend to be a really concise writer so I was afraid I’d tell the whole story in 10 pages and have to make up a lot of crap for the rest of the month. Fourteen pages and I haven’t even reached the beginning of the real story. Also, I’m learning all kinds of stuff about my protagonist. I had a basic biography prepared, but now I find out that her Ph.D is from Columbia not the U of T as I had first imagined. She likes to play internet poker, which I’ve never done in my life. And, she’s an historian of American history not Canadian as I had intended. Apparently, she lives with an enormous dog who is a bit of a wuss. She doesn’t really cook, but knows the pastry chef at the hippest restaurant in town. And, she’s in a relationship with the Detective Sergeant for whom she consults. I don’t know if this is an affair or if he’s single. I guess I’ll find out later!
This is a very interesting process. I look forward to getting this finished even if it is in December instead of November. Don’t forget to check for excerpts by going to the ‘Novel’ part of this site.