Here’s today’s progress on my modern gothic ghost story about a salvage crew trapped in a doomed southern mansion – now with a crunchy murder ballad center and Bonus! clandestine cemetery where the stones don’t match the bodies (and were never meant to). As inspired by a (semi)true local legend:
Project: The Family Plot
Deadline: January 15, 2015
New words written: 2067
Present total word count: 79,242
Things Accomplished in Fiction: Started carrying cameras around almost superstitiously; cautiously got back to work – there’s a lot to get done before sundown, when we blow this popsicle stand.
Things Accomplished in Real Life: Neighborhood jaunt with dog; laundry; lunch with husband; not much else, as I got a late start today.
Other: Would you like a peek inside the real-life Maplecroft? Apparently someone just bought it, and plans to turn it into a B&B. Pictures here. What a lovely place. :: sigh ::
Number of fiction words so far this year: 230,620