April 11, 2008
7 years ago, in the late afternoon
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: Still writing every day, as planned.
New Words: 2097 (meh.)
Present Total Word Count: 71,863 words
Goal: 100,000 words by July 1
Things Accomplished in Fiction: Discovered not nearly as much as hoped; retrieved Lucy; began working towards the old train station, where the mad scientist is holed up and waiting; encountered some of his oddball transportation/navigation network; rode a very strange elevator.
Things Accomplished in Real Life: Cleaned house; double-checked transportation plans/reservations for next weekend; took a nap because I was completely exhausted.
Reason for Stopping: Good stopping point; continued exhaustion; desire to sit around and read instead of sit around and write for a little while.
Total Fiction Words Composed in 2008: 140,438