September 17, 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: 1325
Present Total Word Count: 23,117 words
Goal: 30,000 words
Due date: October 15

Things accomplished in fiction: Wrapped up Section Nine. This one came in under word count, which is AWESOME because it means that now I’m only about 1100 words off target (at this moment). I like dialogue-heavy sections. Lots of shit gets done, in a nice, tidy word count. Granted it’s not a huge daily tally, but these 1300 words took me longer to write than the last 3000 did.

Things accomplished in real life: Reached the halfway point on my present day-job project; managed the aftermath of a bizarre necrotic banana explosion in the kitchen (it took FOREVER to clean up); changed cat’s litter box; consorted with the consortium re: things that must yet happen in “Remember the Rathole” and sorted out some plot points; learned that real live honest-to-God printed/bound copies of Boneshaker actually exist and did a little dance over it.

Other: Lunch with Kat tomorrow, huzzah — and also, shopping for wedding gifts (for Melly and Neil, on Saturday).

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