I didn’t have a cup of coffee until after 7:00 p.m. yesterday, so that should tell you what kind of day it was.
Compound that with difficulties in my story line. Specifically, working out the romantic arc AND the Keldari arc. Bringing them together and meeting at the appropriate time is going to be quite the challenge. I’m afraid it’ll be sort of like building a bridge from both sides at the same time in the hopes of meeting in the middle, only to find out one side started off by an inch and the whole thing is ruined.
And, well, getting the emotional tension from angst to frustration to fulfillment without the journey being too cheesy or easy… This is far from the same Shannari I started with five years ago. She’s got different fears this time around, different hang ups, and figuring out how she would REALLY react is difficult. I’ve been rewriting a lot to get her reactions right. She’s not afraid of anything but running, but ironically, she runs a lot and doesn’t even know it.
I did manage 1034 words last night; however, I’m not going to update my word counts yet. I really need to rewrite, fill, and stretch the two “scenes” I started in those measely words. I need to make them meatier and more complex before I can go on.