So - I took a day off and recharged. Not from NaNo burn out but just life burn out. Something had to give and so I didn't add anything.
They funny thing is - I couldn't get the story off my mind. My dreams were filled from the characters from both books and they were fighting for attention. This morning I woke up and could not stop writing. It's a little stressful since I have all of this ground to cover in BITE ME - but I'm not able to really get the editing for NORMAL out of my head. I think this where it would be nice to have a clone. Although - I'm pretty sure I'd set my clone on other things - like laundry, dishes, cleaning... and keep the writing parts to myself.
So, what I'm learning about Leigh in BITE ME is that she is much more fun that I thought. I assumed I would struggle with keeping her from being too big of a brat, since her main life struggles until this point primarily include feeling like a misfit and a significant dose of sibling rivalry but I have found that she is snarky and although has a tinge of brat, it is entwined with a sarcastic sense of humor that is so much fun! I think I love her. I'm also drawn more to her sister Natalie than Sophia - which I didn't anticipate either.
I had a whole scene carefully laid out since I was trying hard to avoid the verbal dump of information when Leigh finds out she's a vampire. In the middle, Natalie just jumped in, tired of drama and laid it all out there for Leigh. I sat back after I was done and said, "whoa - that wasn't the way that was supposed to go down."
Just who is driving this bus?