Sincerity is Overrated

No day will have been wholly misspent, if one sincere, thoughtful page has been written. ~ Henry David Thoreau

I have a page and a half to show for practically an entire day of sitting at the computer. Not even 500 words.

Granted, I spent a lot of time researching minor novel details (diagnosing car problems, hotels in Austin, average temperatures during September, infinity pools) and okay fine I spent a little time on Facebook… and there was a cat or two in desperate need of petting.

But I'm proud of myself; I wrote, too, even though it was a pulling teeth sorta day.  Sometimes you have to shove your characters down a path, whether they want to go or not. They get into it after they get there (or not, and then you have to rip the scenes out later, but I am thinking positively so shhh).