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Characters competing for air time – Day 9

Day 9: Word Count: 18863 37.7% completed

Every day, the process of writing a novel, has proven to be an unexpected journey.  Although I didn’t actually sit and start to write until about 11pm on the 9th, I am still counting this effort as the effort for Day 9.

Today, despite the lateness of the hour, I once again found it reasonably easy to get nearly 3000 words down.  However what has surprised me is that some of the characters are now competing for air time and for parts of the story to revolve around them.

Whether is is effective or not, it seems that digressions to the main story line are required to satisfy the needs of these heroes – they all have something to say.  As a result the plot is twisting and turning to its own tune and who knows what the future story line holds.

Perhaps, I am starting to let down the guard and write more freely.

Until tomorrow – may your fingers fly across the key board.

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