I’m still working away on my novel, The Roar of Silence. It’s been a busy month—I was out of town for most of last week and there have been other disruptions to my schedule. Thus, I’m just over 10,000 words behind. I’ve done the maths, and I need to write at least 2700 words a day, every day, for the rest of the month to finish. I’ve had several 2700ish word sessions already this month, so I don’t expect it to be too difficult to complete.

The main plot trajectory is what I expected it to be, but my characters had their own ideas about some of the history/back story I needed to include. While those back stories made an already fairly dark book darker, I think they help to establish why my protagonist is in the mess she’s in.

I’ve come to loathe my protagonist’s husband, as I knew I would. He’s arrogant and abusive; what’s to like? In the next day or two I get to write him out. I’m going to kill him off in a tornado—they are living in the I-44 corridor, aka tornado alley. Then I just have to figure out how to save my protagonist from herself and her past—still working out the details of that.

If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo or AcWriMo, I hope you’re meeting your goals.

Happy writing!

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