Today was a very slow writing day and Dorothy Parker's words come to mind:
'I can't write five words but that I change seven.'
The blank pages are getting harder to fill, the writing is uphill and Chapter Thirteen stalled and rebooted itself several times before I could say I was done with it. For now anyway because.....
'Books aren't written, they're rewritten ... ' says Michael Crichton
But today, if the words were reluctant to flow, the numbers just seemed to add up. The final page of Chapter 13 is Page 131. I have completed 35,131 words up to the end of Chapter 13. The Nano daily word target to reach 50k in 30 days is 1667 - so today I was just 13 words ahead of that total.
Tomorrow I write Chapter 14 and it may well prove to be as slow and uphill as today, but I probably won't comment on it because the number 13 is full of fear and magic and possibilities and 14 is, after all, just another number.