Today's word count: 1410.
Starting a new novel on a Monday is never easy. Mondays are when the work week starts and there are always a thousand and one distractions. Worse, the first installment always takes more time than usual because I'm starting fresh and I have to establish the voice and ground rules for the characters. That means every hour stretches into two, with less time remaining for other work. But getting started is the important thing. After all, the novel that is never started is the one that is never finished.