I only got a couple of hundred words today because I’m desperately working on writing some training materials for a presentation on Monday. I’m taking a bit of extra effort on the materials because I hope to recycle them on my web site and with other clients, but it’s proving an enormous time and energy drain. And the irony is that it’s on using WordPress.

I have made a ton of notes for scenes I want to write and I’ve committed to being at the Itty-bitty Buzz coffeehouse from 9 – 11 a.m. on Sunday in case any of the other NaNoWriMo participants in the area want to meet. So I’m planning on making Sunday a NaNoWriMo catch-up marathon day. (Although, I think my husband would appreciate my getting to the litter boxes more often.)

I’m thinking I should have my character want to get back together with her significant other, but I’m not certain I want her to be that weak. On the other hand, I’ve seen far to many people, male and female, be strong in other areas of their life and incredibly stupid in their relationships. And this is definitely a character that craves consistency in her home life. People talk about characters taking over, but this one seems to be waiting to be told what to do.

Well, I’m too tired to write on either the technical material or the novel, so I’m curling up with Ngaio Marsh and tackling the keyboards early tomorrow. Brrr! There’s going to be a hard frost tonight. I’m glad I made up a box in the shed for MaoMao (the neighbor’s cat who sleeps in our shed and begs food from us — and yes, I have sucker written on my forehead).

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