September 9, 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”
New Words: 2228 (nice)
Present Total Word Count: 16,413 words
Goal: 30,000 words
Due date: October 15

Things accomplished in fiction: Passed the halfway point, yay! Wrapped up Section Six; performed some interrogations; got fussed at about things over which we had no control.

Things accomplished in real life: Did day-job work; did errand-running; picked up more handbills for trade show handing out; sorted receipts and whatnot from DragonCon; finished unpacking; arranged travel and figured out accommodations for PNBA; went to Walgreens; made hair appointment; did desperately needed laundry; looked in on Caitlin’s cats.

Still need to do in real life: Pack for tomorrow; print out travel docs; charge electronics.

Other: Had to take a little time off the story for DragonCon, and I’ll likely take another couple of days for PNBA — and resume regular composition next week. Right now things are a little hectic (I’m still trying to finish up a dayjob project, too). I love this story and I remain both happy and confident about its progress, so I’m not super-concerned about the temporary delay.

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