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National Novel Writing Month: Day 27

Tonight I’m trying the trick, recommended to my Odyssey class by Alexander Jablokov, in which one leaves a scene at a rather exciting cliffhanger (or at least unfinished) to create more enthusiasm about starting writing the next day. I left my characters at the start of a fight scene that will challenge my heroine quite profoundly. I’m hoping that I’ll get some good ideas while I’m sleeping and wake up ready to pounce on my day’s word count. Tonight I came in a little low, due to time spent outlining and a commitment to getting back on a regular sleep schedule. The late night writing becomes a nightmare with no morning after a while. Tonight, I shall get to bed before two for the first time in five days.