My Word Count as of the End of the Writing Day, November 17: 31,960
My characters have been better behaved, since their digression on Day 9, and so, I’ve had no need to delete their meanderings. Progress has been slightly above the minimum requirement and fairly consistent. I’ve gotten a bit ahead and I’ve stayed there…so far. But you know how books are – lots of twists at the end? That’s not the plan, but who knows.
As always, opportunities for tweaks have appeared in the course of this first draft, and I’ve written to them. And, for the most part, I’ve returned to earlier sections to make the required adjustments. I find that much easier than keeping long lists of changes I need to make on previous sections, and infinitely better than assuming I’ll remember. That’s because, I don’t remember, and I end up paging back and forth until I run it down.
I’m also posting the first draft of Chapter 2. Where Chapter 1 was some action, Chapter 2 gets more into the background of one of the main characters, Jeremy, and starts to build some of the suspense. As always, comments are welcome and appreciated.