Yes, I missed day 9. So sue me.
Word count for the day : 18863. Well actually, it is a little higher, since I wrote past midnight, but that was the official count at 0h00.
The better news though, is that I have a clearer idea of where my novel is going. Due to a chance comment I made on facebook today, which was picked up by one of my friends, I now think I see a plot direction. Yes it is still a farce, but the spiritual tones are getting stronger.
I think Jeffrey Deacon, my main character, is blocked because he feels like he feels like his writing is a spiritual calling, and he is not doing enough with it. There are definite currents of frustration and lack of understanding. His long suffering assistant says to him :
”The same God who created the peacock, also gave us the hippo. Does that seem right to you?”
Which developed into a major plot device about things of beauty and things of mystery, and God using both of them.
Are you listening David?