Here’s recent 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: October 1, 2018
New words written: 11,252
Present total word count: 50,329
Things accomplished in real life: It’s been a minute since I updated here, my apologies. I’ve had a lot of things going on – not least of all, Greyson got a bit sick and had us worried for a few days, but a vet visit and some meds fixed him up and he’s fine now. The rest of it doesn’t really bear a dry retelling.
Bonus Things accomplished in real life: As you may recall, when we did the audio book of I Am Princess X…the comics portions were presented as radio plays – with sound effects and such, etc. Well, we’re doing the same thing for The Agony House but we’re taking it up a notch with a narrator and multiple voice actors (I believe). Naturally, this means a whole lot of extra fiddling on my part, but it’s done now, hallelujah. Anyway, that’s the main reason I’ve been quiet over here for the last week or two.
Son of Bonus Things: Despite the stuff mentioned above, I managed to get at least a little work done on Far-Fetched every day, thus the cumulative total. However, since I wasn’t expecting the new audio work to come down the pike so soon, I’ve adjusted my self-imposed draft due date to October 1. I can actually finish a draft of this by then, I know it for a fact…except…the copyedits for my next Wild Cards piece just landed, so that’ll be a small hitch in my plans. But if I’m lucky, I can knock those out in a few days.
Bride of Bonus Things: If it ain’t one thing, it’s another.
Things accomplished in fiction: Interviewed another witness or two, wreaked a little havoc, got a great psychic flash that may tie two cold cases together, hurrah. We’ll see if it checks out.
Number of fiction words so far this year: 75,164