Tonight I’ll be taking off for Potlatch, where there will be a party and I will crash it like a zeppelin full of Zippos. If you’re there, please take pity on me; come up and say hello. I only know a very small handful of the locals on sight, so I sort of feel like the new kid in school, sauntering into the cafeteria with my skirt tucked into the back of my pantyhose. Help a sistah out here.
I look like this.*
(But tonight, I think I’ll throw in my contacts. So. Like. Feel special.)
And now, for stats …
Project: Awake Into Darkness (redux)
New Yearâ€™s Resolution Status: Safe.
New Words: 3049
Present Total Word Count: 23,536 words
Goal: 100,000 words by July 1
Things Accomplished in Fiction: Introduced new power player/old gangster from Al Capone’s court in Chicago back in the day; set up the protagonist in newer, nicer digs; spotted irregularities in people’s stories; prepared to make trouble for several parties at once.
Things Accomplished in Real Life: Not much. Didn’t sleep well last night and was tired today. Cleaned house a smidge. Ate cheesy enchiladas.
Reason for Stopping: Time to get ready/freshen up for Potlatch social tonight. Might have some coffee and pop some Advil.
Total Fiction Words Composed in 2008: 109,390
* Thanks again, MARK.