5/4: 476 words. Yesterday, I was a coward. On Sunday, I finished a chapter with no idea of what came next in Walls Ascending. So instead of trying to figure it out, I just started working on my day job super early. And while I’m sure my partners appreciate that, it certainly didn’t do anything to advance the novel.
I was tempted to do the same thing again today. But instead, I kept asking myself, “What’s the next thing that happens?” Ultimately, I decided to literally write the next thing. So now my characters are walking from one scene to the next. And it turns out they have some important things to talk about. I had no idea that was the case when I started writing the new scene. I’m discovering it as I go, and the novelty of that has not yet worn off.