Yay! I'm happy to report that I hit 25,000 words last night, even though I feel like the last 500 or so words are complete trash and will most certainly be rewritten. I'm at a point where I'm struggling to figure out the setting of my the next scene I have to write. Sometimes if I can't visualize where my character is at, I can't see what they're doing. Even though I've planned out and structured my story, I left a lot of room open for discovery. I'm on the journey with my characters seeing things as they see them sometimes.
There's this strange thing going on where out of the many characters I've created, the only one without a name so far is my main character. Her initials throughout the draft have been M.C.. Twenty-five thousand words in and I don't have a name for her. Making hasnt been a terrible process with the others. I'm absolutely in love with what I've come up with so far. I suppose my M.C. is still M.C. because I feel her personality is still a bit incomplete.
That's what I'll be working on today along with figuring out the setting and goal of the upcoming scene I need to write. There is a fair amount of planning I need to do before I write a scene, sort of setting the stage so I can improvise in the correct context, avoid plot holes and ultimately not fall into a zone of just staring at the screen frozen. That is all for now. Everyone is doing well. Husband. Toddler. Baby in belly. We are very well indeed.