Total word count: 23,901
I wrote remarkably slower today. Part of it was I think, that I am coming up to another spot that I'm not sure what's going to happen. And I'm pretty tired. Yesterday was crazy. I'm really not sure how I wrote that much. That's never happened to me *ever.* I didn't even feel the time pass away, or notice that I was typing any more - I was just living the action in my head. I hope I can do that again. It's a much more enjoyable writing method. *grins* John said it was because I had a test the next day, but I don't think it's only Murphy's law. We'll see.
My main characters have a break in the action right now and are going to meet with some aliens. The problem is, I really don't know anything about these aliens, so I'll have to experiment on the fly with what they're like. Hence the slower writing. I wrote a space battle scene. That was awful. I've found lots of topics on which I'm woefully deficient.
I'll go back and do research to fill in holes once I get this rough draft done. Much hole patching needed.