August 28, 2009

Here’s today’s progress on my modern pseudo-noir police procedural about a neighborhood full of mutated freaks, a sexy former court reporter, an aging cop who’s being forced into retirement, and a multiple murder that took place thirty years ago in an all-night diner called “The Rathole.”

Project: Fort Freak “Remember the Rathole” (tentative)
New Words: 1276 (not a lot, but I’m happy with it)
Present Total Word Count: 14,195 words
Goal: 30,000 words
Due date: October 15

Things accomplished in fiction: Wrapped up Section Five; bitched at a cop; grew somewhat concerned about teenage girl with too much time on her hands.

Things accomplished in real life: Did day-job work and mailed off a package to boss; cleaned house; had another disappointing Subway sandwich experience (I should really just quit eating there, but it’s so damn close); made some phone calls.

Other: I realize today’s word count is low, but I’m very happy with the short scene that it produced. And as I mentioned before, I’m saving up words for future scenes. Some of these middle bits need to be somewhat bite-sized.

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