OK battery’s about to die so I just have enough time to say that I did a little bit of writing tonight – 126 words. I feel like I should say something profound about this – profound like how my brief trip to a little beach this afternoon inspired me to come up with those 126 words and set the stage for this scene – a scene I didn’t know existed but will lead to a somewhat pivotal one down the way. But it didn’t. My walk along the beach just made me happy. The words were pulled out like bits of taffy, but they’re vivid. I can see my characters leaning over a little table, looking out a flooded window into the sea, each wondering what the other is thinking… That is more than good enough for a night’s work so I’m content.
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