1/13: 182 words.

1/14: 361 words. I hate starting new chapters. Even when I know what needs to happen within them, it can be kind of a bear. Unless things are flowing directly from the preceding chapter into the new one (which is uncommon for the way I write), I just have to pick a starting point and go from there.

So, following some writing advice I read somewhere along the way, I try not to leave myself with a new chapter to start first thing in the morning. Having that in front of me usually devolves into unnecessary research that I talk myself into. Don’t get me wrong — there’s plenty of actual research I have to do for Forging Bonds since I am (again) writing about places I’ve never been to. There’s no sense adding to that just to avoid writing.