Didn’t reach my word count goals for this week. It’s been particularly difficult to get “in the flow” so my writing has been in stops and starts and I can only punch out a few hundred words a day. I hate to blame my adorable five-month old daughter, The Noodle, but she’s not a great napper, so I can only get 30 minutes of uninterrupted writing time when she naps (and she either naps twice or three times a day, maybe).

The trouble is that sometimes those 30 minutes have to be devoted to grading papers and lesson planning.

So my progress this week has not been great. However, I’ve managed to do some more outlining, so at least I have a better idea of how I want the second half of the novel to go.

One of my ideas: Merlin must rely on Morgana to help him fight the big bad because he’s lost his powers. I’ll see how it goes…