Today, I’m off to my second group meeting led by Ellen Sussman, novelist and mentor. We are writing a “novel in a year,” which really means “first draft in a year.” We have until Dec. 31 to write what we write and she will review the drafts and provide feedback in early 2014. This, of course, implies that we are writing daily and building many pages. Life intervenes, but I’m plugging away at it. It’s funny how you want to write, but so many things get in the way. Discipline–a must! Periodically, I plan to blog about the process. Right now, my characters are wandering around without a meaningful plot, but Ellen has suggested that it’s okay to have them do that for a while. They’d better shape up soon, though!