Posted on | 11 months ago, around lunchtime | 1 Comment
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: 3200 (better)
Present total word count: 10,348 words
Things accomplished in fiction: Secret military programs, shady Secretary of States (fictional), and two presidents (one present, one former) trying hard to figure out what’s really going on – without telling each other everything.
Things accomplished in real life: Sent husband off to the bank to deposit a check; did some business emails; sorted out some money things online; running errands to get ready for ConTemporal this coming weekend – where I’ll be the Literary Guest of Honor. I’m really looking forward to it! I get to hang with some people I haven’t seen in ages :)
Other: I told myself if I cracked 10K words today, I could stop and work on some little things around the house. It was over 3000 words – which is better than I’ve been doing lately. And anyway, I need a little break.