I am pretty proud of the work I put in today. I had a pretty annoying work emergency, so my full day off turned into a half day off really quickly. I feel kind of defeated about the eventual outcome of today’s events. In spite of all those setbacks, I wrote over 10,000 words today. I worked on the scene where we meet Tegean’s boyfriend who isn’t Nick. Emerson is a charming, rich Frenchman who meets her in a bar the weekend after Nick leaves. I worry about how readers will react to having more than one love interest in the book. I think folks may assume that it will lead to some sort of triangle. I promise there is no triangle in this book. Tegean and Emerson have a foundational relationship for Tegean. He is her first long-term relationship and the first man she lives with. He brings out a fiery side of her. They fight, fuck, and globe-trot while she promotes her now-successful first novel and is getting famous for appearances at Emerson’s side in the society pages.
I wanted to go to a new coffee shop today, but it closed at 2pm and work prevented me from going. Hopefully, I can visit a few new coffee shops this weekend. My list of shops to visit is getting pretty long.
I’m also freaking out about my upcoming travel. I have so many outfits to plan, organize, and pack. I need new luggage. I just got a new laptop backpack for work, the Calpak Kaya backpack. It’s cool, and I like how many pockets it has. It lets me keep everything organized. It will be a great writing bag when I’m not on the road. It handled the Portland drizzle like a champ!
We’re rushing towards the end of the first week of Camp. How has it been going for you? Are you keeping up, getting ahead, or falling behind?