Just a quickie tonight, folks – for I probably won’t get any writing done tomorrow. And because it’s still very much Maplecroft Madness, I’m just gonna leave these links right here…in case oh, say, anyone wanted to order a copy…or perhaps leave a review someplace. [:: cough cough ::]
Maplecroft at Amazon
Maplecroft on Kindle
Maplecroft at iTunes
Maplecroft at B&N (Nook and trade paperback)
Maplecroft at your local bookseller via IndieBound
Maplecroft at Goodreads
So here’s recent 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: 1652
Present total word count: 11,114
Things accomplished in fiction: Had a “moment” with the house, all to ourselves. Did some more exploring. May have heard voices.
Things accomplished in real life: Neighborhood jaunt with dog; finished up laundry; exchanged some business-type emails; took a phone call; whole buncha yardwork.
Yardwork Other: Dug weeds, vines, and small trees(!!!) out of the front-facing hedges, in preparation for their newer, cleaner beds come this weekend (give or take); the husband and I are going to line the (presently unmarked) beds with old brick, and fill everything in with some good mulch. Also: de-vined the climbing hydrangea; weeded around the side bed with the rhododendron/Japanese anemones/regular oversized hydrangea; cleaned out the lead-in walkway for the cellar, which had accumulated almost 3-4 inches of dirt/plant detritus/weeds actively growing; cleaned out part of the garage; threw a bunch of shit away. Literally. Found a stash of rat shit, so…yeah.
Other Project: More progress! Only about 600 words, but I found the beginning of the other character’s arc – which was the tricky bit. Onward! Upward!
Other in General:
Number of fiction words so far this year: 162,195
BONUS: Here’s an adorable, mostly grown puppy-friend of Greyson’s. She’s alleged to be of bulldog ancestry … but I suspect an indiscretion between a rolled up sock-ball and an orc.*
* I say that with love, of course. She’s as sweet as they make ‘em. [:: smooches her smooshy little face ::]