Cherie Priest

Tiny Godzilla since 1975

June 11, 2010

4 years, 2 months ago, in the late afternoon

No time for anything but a quick-and-dirty.

So here are today’s stats on my second urban fantasy adventure — this time with my neurotic undead thief, her shady agent, a cigar box full of magical penis bones, a mentally ill former NASA engineer-turned-sorceress, and the continued fabulosity of a Cuban drag queen:

Project: Hellbent
Deadline: August 9, 2010
New words written: 2348 (meh)
Present total word count: 34,409 words

Things accomplished in fiction: Introduced ourselves to the San Francisco “House” and quickly learned that we were in trouble, but not trouble of the unmanageable sort. Winged it, which went as well as could be expected.

Things accomplished in real life: Day-job work; cleaned house a bit; went to post office; went to grocery store; went to Walgreens; exchanged a handful of business emails/phone calls; didn’t have a whole lot of time for writing, but squeezed in a bit.

Other: Out-of-towners swinging by tonight. I need to wash my face, brush my hair, throw on some grown-up clothes, et cetera. [:: vanishes in a poof of bathrobes and footie socks ::]

Total Official Word Count of 2010: 58,126 words