After weeks of just cutting and editing, I finally did some new writing. I wrote about 1600 words today. It was hard, but it felt good. Hopefully I can get back into the habit of writing every day. I'm making a big shift -- the courting phase of the novel is over. Now it's all about the conflict and compromise. It only gets tougher from here on out, but I'm really excited about this part of the novel, so hopefully that will keep me motivated.
current word count: 50,820