More words than usual today – over 900 when I’ve been averaging 700 – which made me happy. Also I finished chapter 4 – another reason to be happy. But then I made the mistake of adding up how many words I have written in these opening chapters, then added in the average of the four chapters for the remaining chapters – and got depressed. From this calculation, I’ll be about 15,000 words short of my goal for the novel.
But then I remembered that I agreed not to look into the future with this novel and felt a lot better. If I’m short I’ll deal with it later – or maybe celebrate the compactness. Who knows? That’s the future and it has nothing to do with the moment.
Today’s Lunch: Spanish melon with cured ham followed by chicken breasts with havarti and spearmint (the best part of which was that it was all waiting for me on the table when I got home from work).