October 8, 2015 Progress Notes:
The Robot Monuments
Words today: 500.
Words total: 8,550.
Reason for stopping: Ridiculously late.
Darling du Jour: For a second, I just absorb it: The salt taste in my mouth, the smell of hot metal and gym mats, my feet planted, unshakeable, on the waxed wood floor.
For a second, I can feel everything.
Research Roundup: N/A.
Books in progress: Amy Alward, Madly.
Enough air after the book promo work today to make a trip to the farmer's market for cider and vegetables, suck back a whole novel, take a hot bath, and do some late-night drafting.
After Word on the Street the other week, I hit the structural reason I was having trouble with the male protagonist: I need, again, a prologue. And now that it's coming in, I think I've found the centre. The soft brush at the end that brings together all these pieces and puts, on the page, the point.
I have no idea if that point's going to layer or change in the however long I'm going to be working on this manuscript, but right now: It feels good. It feels really, really good.