Total Word Count: End of week one... 18,142 -Today's Word Count: 2,012
Hell, High Water and Harwich......
The dog needs a walk come hell or high water and today is both. I am tired at the end of week one of NaNo but happy to be ahead of the count. I use the walk to wake up, and a brisk pace in a howling gale wake the brain.
My characters walk with me and tell me their story.
I notice the surroundings and the weather, and describe it in my head. Sometimes I record snippets on my phone.
'Poppy chased a squirrel across a bed of wet leaves and in the joy of the chase, forgot that it was raining. We made wet prints in the leaves as we sought the shelter of the trees. The sky and sea merged in the distance into a grey smudge and the sun barely rose, subdued and baffled behind it,'