I decided I need more mood music, so today I'm listening to Ravi Shankar - music from 1937 onwards. As the book has now reached 1939 that seems appropriate - although it's beginning to do my head in. I feel like I'm in an Indian restaurant. Next thing I'll be papering the office with red flock wallpaper and murals of the Taj Mahal.
I've been doing my 1000 words a day fairly religiously - but off to Cambridge for the weekend tomorrow so it's a rest until Monday. I'm now up to 38,500 words and still on track to finish the first draft by September. A week of hard labour is going to be needed - probably in July - to make up for the fact that I'll be skiving off on a yacht sailing round Corfu in June. Yippee!
I'm also getting more comfortable using Scrivener - although I do need to do a back up. Now I've got the hang of it I'm loving the Cork Board - little index cards of the key plot elements - you can move them around and the related parts of the MMS move around with them. I'm probably only using about 10% of its capability but I want to write, not study videos and manuals!