Before the word metrics – first, a quick note: The cute book widgets on my far right sidebar (on my main page) have been disappearing/reappearing today – due to website difficulties at Macmillan, where they are hosted. So yes, I’m aware of the issue – no need to send me heads-up notes. I’m sure they’ll be back (for good) soon!
Anyway. Moving on.
Here’s today’s progress on my Hunley version 4.0 submarine book about Andan Cly and his crew having a damp misadventure in a Texian-occupied New Orleans, plus Bonus! guerrilla warfare, other assorted historic pirates, and an octoroon madam who moonlights as a Union spy.
Deadline: November 1, 2010
New words written: 2518 (meh)
Present total word count: 37,584 words
Things accomplished in fiction: Visited with a fortune-teller friend; received bad news; escaped the French Quarter despite a curfew; made it to Canal Street and had to promise sexual favors to get a carriage ride to Tchoupitoulas.
Next up: Pirates! We’re headed to Barataria Bay, y’all.
Things accomplished in real life: Day-job work; daily run/climb; went to Walgreens to refill prescriptions ahead of DragonCon; had errands to run and ran them – was outside for chunks of the afternoon; but not much else, which is ridiculous given how crappy the word count turned out to be.
Other: Really struggled to be productive today. I just wasn’t feeling it – which is no excuse when deadlines loom and I’m not even stuck with writer’s block. Kind of felt a little ill. Not sure why. It’s a real pretty day outside, though. Maybe I was just itchy to go soak up some sunshine while the soaking was good.
Total Official Word Count of 2010: 166,195 words