Bought the new Laura Kinsale (Shadowheart), though I don't plan to read it until my rewrite is done; also the new Susan Grant, another sf romance.
Saturday 530 in the morning and 646 in the afternoon.
Sunday, 665 this morning.
12,551 to go, of my estimated wordcount needed to finish the novel-shaped object.
Am reading Jo Goodman's All I Ever Needed, another Regency historical. This one is part of a series about the "Compass Club," except the books are all supposed to be happening simultaneously. It's an interesting exercise to see how she does this; I have two more in the series of four waiting for me. The simultaneity might account for the first few pages, which felt like I'd been dropped into a play in progress. I caught on fairly quickly, but there wasn't much setup.
Goodman has an interesting style. I think she might rather be writing omniscient point of view; her third person is even shallower than mine, which is saying something. I'm not even halfway through the book and I already have noticed several times we seem to be looking at a pov character from across the room--it's word choice more than actual pov slippage that gives me this impression of distance.
I'm enjoying the fact that she has a villain with depth and true nastiness, abusive in a way that he totally justifies to himself and that the heroine fights in a reasoned if not entirely successful manner. She hasn't done anything foolish yet, which in a romance novel is a big accomplishment!