586 words yesterday.
I sort of skipped ahead just a bit.
I went out to run some errands. I haven’t had so much of the driving around inspiration as I used to have. Possibly because I haven’t been into a story enough to have it speak to me that way for some time, possibly because I need more of my attention for driving now. Who knows?
Anyway, I was driving around, and Matt woke up. Kettle and I call Matt Mr. Matty Sunshine. He’s a very strange character for me. I’ve never had one who’s so lit up from the inside. I don’t know where he comes from. But anyway, I watched him burst from the house with this uncontainable joyful exuberance and jog off into the woods. What the heck, Matt?
I followed him on his run until he came to a clearing where he- I shit you not- whirled around once like Fraulein Maria, with his arms thrown out and his head back to the sky, and he just let out this WHOOP.
I was stunned and strangely moved by the whole thing, and came home and wrote down what I’d seen, trying to make crazy Matt sound a little more butch than a novice in a nunnery, and the whole thing inspired another place in the story where Matt would go to be alone like this which I was able to describe in some detail and which was quite lovely.
And aside from some thinking through what I was supposed to be doing next and a LOT of catching up on housework, that’s really all I got done yesterday on the writing front.
But let’s hear it for free inspiration.
[Checks to see that no one’s looking]