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Here’s today’s progress on my 19th century D.C. spy caper about a powerful Difference Engine that will end the Civil War – now with warhawk conspiracies, clockwork assassins, two presidents with more in common than they know, three disgraced spies with less in common than they think, and a Bonus! not-at-all mad scientist who can save the world if someone will just give him a chance:
Deadline: September 15, 2012
New words written: 2107 (meh)
Present total word count: 7148 words
Things accomplished in fiction: Escaped with most of what’s important; introduced dear Mr. Lincoln and his private physician; found the end of Chapter One.
Things accomplished in real life: Some online business/emails; signed some reprint contracts; went to Taco Bell for lunch.
Other: Yes I’m stopping early, but I need to run to the post office and mail off these contracts – and also, Friday is my housework day. The house needs cleaning. Must enlist the husband and start scrubbing. Tonight: I may well drag him out to see Rock of Ages, because the glee with which I anticipate this movie is positively embarrassing. #childofthe80sFTW #rockmyfaceoff #gonnaheadbangwiththebestofthem
Bride of Other: Oh shit, I think this one needs three POV narrators. Well…here goes…