TOTAL WORDS: 35,319
REASON FOR STOPPING: Beat weekly word count, but chapter not quite done
WORDS FOR THE WEEK: 3387
I began this week with the chapter planned in my mind and a notation of “the meeting,” to remind me of what the chapter is going to consist of. But when I sat down to start it, I realized I needed to explain how the people involved in this meeting got to be there, which required another what I thought to be short chapter. This “short” chapter has now passed three thousand words, and while there isn’t too much left to say in it, it’s not done yet. Once this chapter’s done, it’ll finally be on to that meeting.
Funny how a story will do that to you: when the characters cry out and say “how did we get here? Please tell us.”
Also, 70% of the way there!
Now for some words in progress . . .
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Meaning a team is only as strong as its weakest person. No matter how many ideal candidates you have, that one who fails in some way will be our undoing. It is with my complete support that I present to you nine members of the governing board that I believe are essential to our survival.”