I finally finally finally finished a diorama last week, so here's Averie's bedroom/office area. (Excuse the fact that the curtains were a pain in the neck and that the window needs more work.)
As November is National Novel Writing Month, Averie is using the time to get a head start on her latest book. The goal is to write 50,000 words in thirty days. (My own novel is currently at about 20,000.) But this should be a cinch for Averie since she's a professional.
Unfortunately, she finds herself unable to make her word count easily when her roommates and friends keep interrupting.
Summer: Hey, Ave?
Averie: What's up, Summer?
Summer: Do you know if Mitchie went to pick up groceries today? We're running low on some things, but I didn't want to get any if she's already headed there.
Averie: I thought it was her week to pick them up, but I honestly don't know if that's where she is right now. I'd give her a call to see if I were you.
Summer: Okay, I'll call her then and I'll let you get back to work.
Averie: See ya, Summer.
Back to work, but then...
Annabelle: Hey, Averie.
Averie: Annabelle? What are you doing here?
Averie: You're supposed to be staying at Valerie's this week.
Annabelle: Well, yeah, I guess, but she has a date. (She rolls her eyes.) And besides, I wanted to hang out with Stacie.
Averie: Don't the two of you see enough of each other on set?
Annabelle: Not for girls' nights in.
Annabelle: So can we get a pizza or something?
Averie: If you want to, sure, I guess. Take a twenty from my wallet and then will you please let me get back to work?
Annabelle: Sure thing! Thanks!
She tries to get back to work once more, but...
Nate: Hey, Averie!
Averie: Who let you in, Nate?
Nate: Your sister.
Nate: Well, I was under the impression that you and I had lunch plans, but...
Averie: I'm sorry. I just got all caught up in my novel. At least I've tried to. Everyone's been interrupting.
Nate: You sound like you need a break anyway. Or do you want to stay holed up in this room trying to catch up on your word count?
Averie: No. If one more person barges in, I might scream. Just let me get ready and we'll go.
Averie puts on her shoes while Nate continues small talk in the background.
Nate: So the new book? Have I inspired any characters lately?
Averie: You wish.
Averie: Just because they cast you in the first movie version of the trilogy does not mean I wrote that character for you.
Averie grabs her phone from its place on her desk.
Nate (in background): You do realize that phones only provide more interruptions.
Averie: Nevertheless, I can't leave the house without my phone.
Averie: Okay, that should be everything.
Averie: Hey, hon.
Averie: Let's get out of here before someone stops us.
All things considered, if I can catch up on my word count, Averie who is a Serious Novelist can certainly catch up on hers, even if she has had more interruptions than I will. Okay, well, now that I've procrastinated enough, off to write another 1,667 words if I don't get sidetracked first! :)