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, bushwhackers, bandits, sabotage, and epic scenes of mayhem:
New Words: 3967 (pretty good!)
Present Total Word Count: 103,811 words
Goal: 120,000 words
Things Accomplished in Real Life: Performed day-job duties but was not very pleased with self – this project seems to be crawling, and I’m not sure why; went to Trader Joe’s and got some daytime lunch food and whatnot; cleaned kitchen except for the floor (which is the bit that needs it most, alas); not much else.
Other: I mentioned over on Twitter that I found nifty steampunk grocery totes at Trader Joe’s, and between Twitter, email, and facebook (where the tweets are cross-posted) I received almost forty demands that I post pictures. So here you go.
Bride of Other: Now to answer the other FAQs on this unlikely subject: (1). they cost $1.99 apiece and I bought two, hurrah, (2). I have no idea if this is a local thing or a chain-wide thing, sorry, (3). I am not interested in debating whether or not they are merely vintage or actually steampunk, because if the wacky flying machines and uptight corseted ladies licking plates is neither steamy nor punky enough for you, then we must lovingly agree to disagree.
Reason for Stopping: Husband will be home before terribly long, and I have some errands to run before he gets here. Besides, I reached the end of the chapter, banged out nearly 4000 words in about 2-1/2 hours, and I think that’s all my brain can manage today. [:: crashes now ::]