Or, rather, I made it past 10,000 word count. I’m not going to make it to 50k by the end of the month, though. My wife was kind enough to point out that, two years ago when I wrote “The Fourth Law” in 23 days, I was also working part-time. I’d forgotten that part. The whole husband/father plus day-job thing (putting aside my dog getting his sinuses trenched out) is a little nerve wracking..
It’s not all bad news: no matter when I finish (mid-December, hopefully) I do plan to finish; I’m finding the dynamic between Chris and Cat very engaging. I’ve laid down some plot markers that won’t be picked up for some time… one, not till the last scene. After some great advice from Friend Will about horror scenes, I’m looking forwards to Maya’s next victim. Of course, that won’t be for awhile: I needed (and found) a way to put her in a box, so to speak. Otherwise, she takes the next flight from Japan to San Diego and kills my other characters. Over at 13k words. Fortunately for my story, she’s a typical Oriental woman when behind the wheel. Bye, bye for a bit, Maya!
I’ve a little time before making dinner, so I’ll see if I can get Chris enrolled in his classes. That should generate some secondary and tertiary characters, which is good. I’d like a scene at La Jolla beach, but I’ve already called out Chris’ scars from his modifications…. That’s it! I’ll do it at night! Everyone goes to see some bioluminescent algae bloom; perfect! When he steps into the water, the light moves away from him (metaphors up to ’11!’).
And right there is how this happens.