New Words Today: 2470 (not bad, but it’s shameful how long I’ve been away)
Total Words: 47,446
Deadline: August 20
Reason for Stopping: Phone call. Stopping point. The two converged.
Mammalian Assistance: Cat has been yowling incessantly for no good reason whatsoever.
Context-free Darling du Jour: “The more he talked the calmer he became. In a few moments more, he might be merely frantic.”
Plot Things Accomplished: Joe, meet Mr. Mossfeaster. Try not to wibble and pee yourself.
Next Up: The rescue is underway, but it requires Joe to step outside his comfort zone, so to speak. Yee haw, we’ze gonna steal a fire engine and run away from a goddess. What? It might work …
Future Problems for Characters: To get Nia away from the water, they’re going to have to cross some of it in a ferry. Uh oh …
Future Problems for Author: BUSY WEEKEND, ARRRGH.
Target for Tomorrow: Almost certainly, there will be no word output. I’m doing the Writers Weekend conference here in town, and then tomorrow evening I’ll be going to a concert with my husband. Tonight, it turns out, I’m going to go see Bob Saget. Because how often does a girl get an invite to go see Bob Saget for free? Well. One time, apparently. So here I go.