Despite spending most of the yesterday in the hospital ER, I am about 500 words away from 50,000. Of course, I used my 4 a.m. heart attack (turned out to be heartburn which is embarrassing but not lethal) in the story.
Someone getting robbed was already part of the plan, so I just gave him some injuries and sent him to the hospital in an ambulance. Didn’t want that surreal ride to go to waste. And since, for about 12 hours, I was in bed with wires hooked up to me and needles sticking into my skin everywhere, I had a lot of time to think. Naturally, after I found out I’d live to see another day, I thought mostly about my novel.
This morning, before work, I decided to get those ER details down before they faded. But now I have to go teach, so those last 500 words will have to wait until tomorrow.