Dada dada dada dada dada dada dada dada WORD COUNTS.
Hereâ€™s today’s progress on the alternate-history battlefield adventure about a widowed nurse from a Confederate hospital aboard a west-bound train pulled by a Union war engine â€” now with military intrigue, steampunk Texas rangers, undead political separatists, murderous plots, bushwackers, bandits, sabotage, and epic scenes of mayhem:
New Words: 3216 (pretty good!)
Present Total Word Count: 56,646 words
Goal: 120,000 words (revised goal)
Things Accomplished in Fiction: Refreshed Mercy’s memory re: how to shoot, and/or got her educated about the guns she was given back in Cleveland, TN; had a bit of friendly competition; got run inside by a thunderstorm; chatted up the other passengers on the steamer.
Things Accomplished in Real Life: Day-job reading/editorial; not much else yet.
Other: Jeff VanderMeer has linked the Spainy-vs-the-Dark-Side post over at Omnivoracious. All hail famous cat!
Reason for Stopping: Same as before. Now it’s time to spend an hour or two with the Boneshaker proofs.