So I was writing last night and suddenly the novel took one of those nifty unexpected turns. I like it when it does that, particularly when I can see how it will effect the rest of the story and change things for the better. On the negative, it also made me realize that I’ve started the novel in the wrong place, and I in fact need to add a good 10k at the beginning, to start things earlier in the overall story than I do (I originally wanted to keep that other stuff I left out for a short story, but now I see that the book would be weaker without it. We wouldn’t get to see the protag’s full character arc in the book without it.). So I have to go back to the beginning and start over, sort of. I’m not really wanting to do that at the moment though, so I’m just going to continue on like I am right now, then I’ll go back and add the beginning. No use in breaking my stride right when I’m starting to feel it coming back.
So things are moving along a little slower than I’d like, but I’m hoping to make my 3k goal today.