The Horror, the Horror!
I had just gotten caught up to the minimum number of words per day to complete InNoWriMo when a few small things happened to take me away from the story. When I got back, I was unable to post anything here. As of last night, I was a little ahead of the count and we will see what today results in.
I think what I had been typing before was necessary and interesting - to me, at least - but now I've used all the 'slack' in the story. Now, each event needs to be more planned and choreographed; I am having trouble just sitting and typing. For example, yesterday, two members of a psychic mafia were arranging to meet. One had left the family with a priceless tool and the family wanted it back and possibly to kill the him. He had to follow espionage tactics to arrange a safe meeting. I think my solution worked but it depended on the premise that the two men meeting had been friends for a long time so the subterfuges might not have been heavily tested or needed. There will be more of this and I my words per hour have dropped greatly.
Today, i should also get back to carving. I need this cheetah done for Christmas, or, in fact, December 18, before we fly out to spend Christmas with my sister. I have a little more time for it, but it is of far greater value at home than the writing contest.
My mustache looks great! Well, it is noticeable, I think. And it has softened enough to stop itching.