I got to sleep in late this morning. It's rare that I get up anywhere past 7:30 in the morning and today it was after 8, which is unheard of. Not that I didn't wake up a few times beforehand...like in the middle of the night when our 6 year old came in the room complaining that she's afraid of ghosts (we made the mistake of letting her watch the new Ghostbusters movie with us last night...she went back to bed when I negotiated that she could keep her door open and our door open, in case she needed a quick getaway to a safe place in the event that a ghost showed up in her room) and at 6:45 this morning when our younger one came and crawled into bed with me for 10 minutes before I convinced her she needed more sleep (it worked, which is also very rare).
After breakfast (made by the newly returned husband) and a fun trip to stores to get unneeded things (like the ingredients to no-bake cookies, also made by the newly returned husband) (and the ingredients to cereal mix, made by me, currently in the oven)...we got home and had lunch, then I got my younger girl to bed for a nap and I went out to Barnes n Noble for 3.5 hours to catch up on my word count.
I got to 2,550 words and feel mostly satisfied with the quality of what I added to my story. I'm still feeling like I have plenty of content and plenty of story line left to fill the pages. And I like my idea...the female protagonist makes "memory movies" in the future...no one spends real time with anyone else...everything happens remotely with virtual reality...weddings, birthdays, anniversaries...and she creates them out of nothing but photos, video clips, and requests from her clients. This way they can pretend they spent real time together with their new spouse or family celebrating a birthday, or friends celebrating a graduation, when really they only ever interact online.
Human population numbers are low, birthrate is low, etc. But for the most part, people are happy. The female protagonist isn't though. And the male protagonist wants everyone to be happy. He wants to become the next president, and he probably will. He wants to do a good job, fix the country's problems, etc. The female and male protagonist get "matched" which means they're considered compatible by a system that reads and analyzes their user profiles, their online activity, etc. They've both had unsuccessful matches in the past and are both pretty much sure the system is a joke, but they like each other, despite themselves.
She gets framed for doing something that's illegal in the future (lying online). Gets kicked offline. He knows how dangerous it is to be offline and goes to look for her. Her best friend, the one who framed her to get her kicked offline, also comes to find her. She tells her she's met communities offline that are full of loving, good, innocent and harmless people, they're repopulating the world and she didn't know another way to get them help. She didn't want to put her friend in harms way, but knew she could influence the one person that could help these people.
Just realized I basically wrote another synopsis, which is basically the same as what I posted here a few days ago. Oh well!
I love November (not sure if I'll be feeling the same way on day 15, haha).