Novel – Daily Progress

TFK. 81,637.

Didn’t quite get the thousand words I prefer in due to time constraints, but overall a decent session.

Habits. One of the things I like focusing on in stories is habits that get established by or between characters. Aristotle has much to say on habits and I think he is on the mark with regards to them. Actions arise out of our habits and our habits arise out of our repeated actions.

In a story, how often does an event have to be repeated for it to become a habit? Am I allowing enough time for its formation? Enough time for it to have the effect I want on a later event?

Today I got 600+ words in, finishing June story time involving Randy and Donnie. I also roughed out in my head some July-August sequences that believably follow from their previous month’s routine and seriously raise the stakes involved.