Read some more The Bluest Eye, felt inspired, jumped on the laptop and hammered out another 2,500 words. Given that I’ve split the huge Chapter 1 into two, that means I’ve just finished Chapter 3 at 6,733 words.

Fun! This chapter was easy to write. Action always is. You keep it tight, you keep it focused, you bring in all the senses and let it go where it will.

So it looks like I’m right on track. If I continue to write about 5,000 words a day, I’ll be done in 18 days.

Ha! As if. One day at a time, boyo.