2400 and change today including these words : “This is all crap , start over.” After struggling for several hours with both a scene that just didn’t work and with an antagonistic protagonist, I went back to the drawing board and rewrote the first chapter of “round 2,” the second NaNoWrimo project I’m attempting this year.

The revision Moved a character’s introduction forward a “day,” shifted time in general, and used some environmental effects to heighten tension in that chapter. I was really starting to wonder if this piece was salvageable–now I beleive it is.

Earlier today I made some progress on Chapter 2 of that same story, which will now also need revision. The “voice” and function of the aforementioned character has changed, and some good telepathy humor is now not as viable.

Should be doable, but it’s additional mileage. I think i’ll be discarding almost 3K words total when all is said and done.

So you’ll note the time. 4 whole hours this sleep session, aided by a bottle of Pinot Grigio and some sleep/pain/money wasting blue pills. In addition to the joint problems, I’m having difficulty clearing my mind before sleep, and unlike last week it’s not book ideas bouncing around inside the noggin. Getting my biorythms back on track is now a priority, so I’ll most likely stay awake for a few hours and watch some recorded tv.

Time-shifted insomnia ftw.

Later today will be some more words, a delicious egg omelette, and a trip to the happiest and most dangerous store in the world, Half Price Books. I also need to make a trip into Ballard, to pick up tickets for several events taking place this weekend.

It’s going to be a long day indeed, so I’d best get to it.

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