The world didn’t want me to run

Here’s recent progress on one of my projects that I’m not supposed to specify yet, but will probably be able to talk about sometime in the next few weeks, I hope, so my apologies for any and all cryptic nonsense posted here until it comes to light:


    Project: The Agony House
    Deadline: [Redacted]
    New words written: 4172 (multi-day total)
    Present total word count: 14,187



    Things Accomplished in Fiction: Finished a draft of chapter three, yay!

    Things Accomplished in Real Life: [In general, since last week’s post] Neighborhood jaunts with the dog; visit with dad/stepmom and THEIR two dogs, who are also came on the daily jaunts; took a stillhouse tour; ate out a lot; did a bunch of laundry; cleaned house twice; blurbed two books; got a new haircut/color; went to the post office a couple of times; etc. etc. etc.

    Other: So we had company in town for a few days, and I’d be lying if I said I got any work done – but that’s okay. I played catch-up today, and am almost up to an average 1k/day. It’s not great, but it’s better than zilch, eh?

    Writing Other: You guys! Romantic Times really, really, really liked Chapelwood! It’s always a huge relief when the first big/proper/official review out of the gate is a good one. [:: whew ::]

    Number of fiction words so far this year: 70,190

And now for a few dog shots. Because I know what you REALLY come here for.

And one last shot, with Bonus! Greyson. He’s down front, so he doesn’t LOOK like the little guy of the bunch…even though the other two are each twice his size.

Thanks for reading, everyone!

Ours is just a little sorrowed talk

Here’s recent progress on one of my projects that I’m not supposed to specify yet, but will probably be able to talk about sometime in the next few weeks, I hope, so my apologies for any and all cryptic nonsense posted here until it comes to light:


    Project: The Agony House
    Deadline: [Redacted]
    New words written: 4386 (multi-day total)
    Present total word count: 10,015



    Things Accomplished in Fiction: Finished a draft of chapter two, yay!

    Things Accomplished in Real Life: Neighborhood jaunts with the dog; two trips to the post office; picked up prescriptions at Walgreens; went grocery shopping; went Target shopping; went other shopping; worked on the yard; cleaned the house; did a bunch of laundry; and so forth and so on.

    Other: I lost Monday to a puppy party. That’s right, A PUPPY PARTY. Click that link and scroll down…I may have hypothetically posted one billion pics and short videos of Greyson and “Gus,” the visiting 10-week-old shepherd mix who gobbled up my afternoon AND I WAS TOTALLY COOL WITH THAT.

    Writing Other: I actually got the contract for this project (and signed it, and sent it right back to my agent) yesterday, so I’m hoping I can give you details soon. And yes, I wish I’d accomplished more progress since my last post; things happened, okay? Maybe the famous quote shouldn’t be “Life finds a way” but “Life gets in the way,” because I think that’s more relevant to me, personally.

    Number of fiction words so far this year: 66,018

And now for Gus’s Glamour Shot.

Plus a Bonus! pic of Greyson showing Gus how to dog.
(Or how to sit for a treat, anyway…)

Henry he went south & lost his way

Here’s recent progress on one of my projects that I’m not supposed to specify yet, but will probably be able to talk about sometime in the next few weeks, I hope, so my apologies for any and all cryptic nonsense posted here until it comes to light:


    Project: The Agony House
    Deadline: [Redacted]
    New words written: 2185
    Present total word count: 5629



    Things Accomplished in Fiction: Finished a draft of chapter one, yay!

    Things Accomplished in Real Life: Neighborhood jaunt with the dog; precious little else, to be honest.

    Other: The project doesn’t have an official title yet, and the working title isn’t really doing it for me – though heaven knows if it’ll stick or not. So for now, right here, the project’s title is code-named The Agony House. Don’t get too attached to it.

    Other Other: Progress! Momentum! Two decent word-count days in a row! Huzzah!

    Number of fiction words so far this year: 56,003

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