(1). Tomorrow, 7:00 p.m. at the University District bookstore — Jim Butcher will be making an appearance and you can safely bet that Team Seattle will be present to wine and dine him.
(3). Holy crap, it just thundered. It never thunders here. So. Erm. Maybe it wasn’t thunder after all. But it sure sounded like it. [Edit: Now it’s snowing.] [Edit redux: Okay, now it’s just raining.]
Today’s progress on the west coast steampunk Victoriana book with zombies, air ships, toxic gas clouds, mad scientists, dead folk heroes, secret criminal societies, and Bonus! extended deleted scenes from the Civil War:
Project: The Boneshaker
Resolution revised: Writing every day, again.
New Words: 2363
Present Total Word Count: 52,601 words
Goal: 100,000 words by July 1
Things Accomplished in Fiction: Semi-accomplished escape; might have injured parties; had to shoot one of the group but hey, that’s what happens when a dumbass doesn’t get his mask on tight enough and he breaths enough poison to zombify; blew through some more ammo.
Things Accomplished in Real Life: Spent half the morning on the phone with the Department of Energy and the EPA for a freelance assignment; wrote Part One of four from that freelance assignment; answered a bunch of email; talked to a friend on the phone for a bit.
Reason for Stopping: I’m getting hungry, and I’m tired of staring at the computer screen. I still need to get a little more work done tonight on Part Two of the freelance assignment, and I really need a break.
Total Fiction Words Composed in 2008: 121,201
* If you know Jeremy, or if you’ve ever seen Jeremy in passing … you know what I’m talking about.