NaNoWriMo Week 2 Check-In

Current total word count: 23,248 (hoping to get up to 23,500 this evening)

Favorite snippet from this week:

Duyên stepped onto the porch as a peal of thunder rolled in the distance. She looked up at the dark clouds gathering over the jungle and frowned. The sunset was coming faster than usual.

With a quick glance, Duyên spotted Ryuu looking up at the sky before stepping down from the porch. She hurried over to him and set a hand on his arm. “Do you want some company? I could walk you home.”

Ryuu smiled a little and offered her his elbow, but his eyes didn’t hold the sparkle they usually did. “Shouldn’t I be the one walking you home?”

Duyên hooked her arm through his and tried to give a reassuring smile, but she doubted it was effective.

The two of them walked in silence, the thunder growing louder as the storm approached. Duyên set her head against Ryuu’s arm, wishing she could do something more to make him feel better.

Just as the Lai house came into view, raindrops started to hit Duyên’s skin. She raised her head and looked up at Ryuu. “Race you to the door?”

Ryuu chuckled and unhooked his arm from hers. The two of them took off, racing the rain, but the rain turned to a downpour a few feet from the house and they were soaked by the time they stepped onto the porch.

Duyên turned back to Ryuu. “Do you want to borrow an umbrella?”

Ryuu shrugged. “I’ll be all right. Thanks, though.”

Duyên frowned. “Are you sure?”

Ryuu nodded and leaned down to kiss her forehead. “Have a good evening, Duyên.”

Duyên watched him head back into the rain and frowned. He wasn’t himself since the dragons, and she had no idea what to do about it.

Biggest challenge this week: Continued lack of motivation has been the big thing this week. I’m still pushing through, but there were three days this week that I didn’t come close to hitting my 2k goal. Tuesday I was struggling so much I only forced myself to write a little more than 100 words and fell behind, so yesterday and today have been catch-up days.

Biggest success this week: I figured out the specifics of one of my magic rules! It’s something that’s been bugging me since I first developed the novel idea, but that I could get away without knowing. But I finally know how it works, and I’m so much more confident in my ability to make everything work now, lol.

How has this week gone for you? Have you hit the mid-month writing slump yet? Is writing a breeze or more of a slow climb through snow? What have your big victories been so far?

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