It's the last great weekend of November which means spectacular word count feats are being attempted by those who are sadly behind.
I admit to being one of those people at this very moment and feel comfortable divulging that Chris Baty is also a bit behind.
Yesterday Chris and I went to a favorite coffee house of mine in Hollywood, Sabor y Cultura and had 30 minute word wars until we both got 5,000 words into our novels. (And then another thousand for good measure.)
The reward for good noveling is to meet up with other novelists. This morning we got up bright and early to check out a fun coffee house in Studio City called Lulu's Beehive. At ten after nine AM it was wall-to-wall with novelists. Every surface covered with laptops and notebooks. (Well, there's one table with two guys talking lawyer stuff and contracts.)
There are so many distractions to novel-writing somehow going someplace distracting makes concentration that much easier.
Get out of the house this weekend and catch up with your novel. Think of it as a romantic date with your imagination. With coffee.