The July session of Camp NaNo is over now, and I'm sorry to say I didn't make my goal. There were two reasons why: One, my laptop getting dropped meant that I spent a lot of my available time on finding parts and getting it fixed (not to mention I really didn't want to type much on the keyboard once it popped out in one corner); and two, research.
I didn't remember, for one thing, that I had written so many notes to myself, back when I marked up the manuscript, about needing more research. And the research itself, once I started doing it, exploded into a research project of epic proportions. In order to make sure I have the details right in describing Ruby's job, I've been looking into working conditions for female clerical workers in the 1920s, and there was a lot of fascinating stuff going on in that era. It's amazing how much things have changed since then, and at the same time, how much they've stayed the same.
Anyway, after a busy week I am hoping to get some research and revision work done this weekend. I'm also counting down until my summer schedule at my nanny job ends: Just two more weeks until I get to reclaim my mornings and early afternoons! I can't wait -- I intend to put that extra time to good use!