Doing much better than I was before. It’s still going slow, and some days it’s been like pulling teeth, but I feel more optimistic about it, so that’s good methinks.
(Although on tap for tonight is a rewrite of the scene I just finished because I FORGOT something really important. Ugh. I tend to do that a lot.)
I’m also wibbling on a character’s name. She started out as Piper, one of the antagonists, and then ended up as one of the good guys (and the protagonist of book 3). My fabulous editor asked that I change it because it’s too close to Pixie, a telepathic dog that figures prominently in the series. Since Pixie is in book 1 (and it’s published), I can’t change it. So Piper became Cara, but I’m just not feeling it. Naming characters to me is like naming kids — it’s gotta feel right. I’m leaning toward Skylar, Bethany, and Juliette. Why oh why is this so damn hard? I just need to pick a name. (I can always change it later, I guess, but once a character has one name, it’s almost impossible to change it. As you can see).
So onward to the report part (otherwise known as shut the hell up, Erin):
Running total: 6,193
Words remaining: 68,807
Body count: Everyone’s alive. For now.
Feeling: optimistically optimistic
Eye report: Not really bad, thank God. Yesterday’s migraine is gone, too. Bonus.