7/3: 585 words. I’m content with the number of words I got out today, but it felt like nothing was happening. This chapter starts with something interesting and ends something even more interesting, but the middle requires some information to be shared and some character development. That’s where I was today. Necessary, but not exciting. However, it paves the way for me to write the fun part tomorrow.

I also can’t help but thinking that if I could just write 500 words a day, I could finish this novel by the end of the year. It seems unlikely that I can manage that pace with my law practice, family, and a new podcast project I’m working on. But there’s really no rush. I’ll keep working on it and finish it in a reasonable time.