Here’s today’s progress on my comedic murder mystery about an inconsistently clairvoyant travel agent who prevents a Seattle detective from participating in a plane crash – and together, they fight crime! Now with Bonus karaoke parlor tricks, a snarky best friend in a cast, and a fish named Brutus:
Deadline: September 8
New words written: 2517
Present total word count: 18,318
Things accomplished in real life: Walked the dogs; went to Walgreens to pick up a prescription; fielded some emails; took a bunch of pictures of my pets; went to supper with husband.
Things accomplished in fiction: Finished that Klairvoyant Karaoke set; got paid in booze, but word’s getting around; agreed to meet cop to discuss cold case crime scene, which is a first for our heroine and is therefore somewhat stressful.
Other: Much better single-day total, though tomorrow’s will likely be light – as I’m going to be out of the office for part of the day. Oh well. I’m getting there, and I’m almost on target, and I’ll catch up later. One way or another. Even though I also have a hair appointment on Wednesday and on Friday my brother and his fiance are coming into town for a couple of days. I’ll sleep when I’m dead, etc. etc. etc.
Number of fiction words so far this year: 43,223