Before I launch into today’s word metrics, please allow me to direct your attention to my “appearances” page. If you scroll down past the bits of travel that have already occurred, you’ll find some which is upcoming – and I expect you will note that it has swelled significantly in the last week or two.
I’m going on tour, people!
Not everything is fully, totally, completely nailed down yet – which is to say, there may be another stop or two added later, depending on how the cards fall. But definitely in the queue: Memphis, St. Louis, Denver, and Boise … plus a score of events in the greater Seattle area.
[I’m trying to keep this particular round of promotional travel down to either (a). places I haven’t yet been,* or (b). local.**]
Moving along, here’s the rest of what I’ve been up to today:
Voila – today’s progress on my fifth Clockwork Century novel – a book about teenage juvenile delinquents, hypothetical ghosts, and gangland mayhem within the walled city of Seattle … now with Bonus! zombie Sasquatch and the return of everyone’s favorite elderly cross-dressing Native American princess:
Deadline: September 15, 2011
New words written: 1434 (meh)
Present total word count: 28,501 words
Things accomplished in real life: Daily run/climb; yet more emails of importance; did nearly 100 pages of work on Ganymede‘s pass proofs, which ate up most of the work day.
Total narrative fiction word count for 2011: 28,501 words
* I visited Denver once last year, but that’s the only repeat.
** “Local” including everything between/around Seattle and Portland.