I’ve updated here in a few days because there hasn’t been much going on with the story. Here are the word counts over the last few days:
7/20: 506 words.
7/21: 270 words.
7/22: 0 words.
7/23: 183 words.
The problem is that it’s time for my protagonist to encounter the extraordinary world. But I am uncertain what that world looks like. The story is at an impasse, such that it cannot progress any further without me making some decisions. So instead of doing that, I’ve mostly just avoided writing and worked on other projects, which is not ideal since I’m intending to finish the first draft of this novel before the year is out.