7/25: 120 words. I didn’t get a chance to write until last night. I was able to put the finishing touches on a chapter. In doing so, I discovered I needed a chapter between the one I finished and the next one, which I’ve already written. So as a placeholder, I called the newly necessary chapter, “Something Happens.”

7/26: 439 words. Although I had no idea what would happen in “Something Happens,” I sorted it out pretty quickly. My protagonist needed a distraction and something to occupy his time. So I gave him both. Meeting a girl while enjoying a hobby.