struggling to keep up

The last couple of months have been rather hectic and wearing. I’ve managed to write some, but I’ve mostly been fixing unexpected plot holes as I write, and not actually writing the novel itself. So really, about half the words written were for deepening character motivations or fixing plot problems. I suppose that’s to be expected on a second novel.
I had hoped to write a lot more than I did this summer, however moving out while working full time made advancing the plot at a steady clip difficult. But I’m hanging in there because the new story is worth the effort. I hope others feel the same way about it too when it’s done.
Ok, now it’s time to get back to the business of living.