Just a quickie this afternoon – for I’m getting ready to (a). meet a friend for brief shenanigans, and (b). then come home and tart myself up for the Rocky Horror Picture Show event tonight.
But I did want to post a reminder that this is your last day to enter Kevin Hearne’s awesome giveaway (re: signed copy of Maplecroft and any book of his, your choice) … so you’d better get on that. Add me on Twitter before midnight, or before I get home from this thing tonight – whichever comes first.
I’ve heard a few complaints from folks who don’t do Twitter, and I HAVE BEEN LISTENING. So after Halloween, I’ll see about giving away one of my own copies – to folks who comment here, or something. I’ll work out the details over the weekend, eh?
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: 1595
Present total word count: 45,718
Things accomplished in fiction: Everybody’s got a ghost problem – even the dude who has been steadfastly insisting he hasn’t got a ghost problem. Liarpants, he is.
Things accomplished in real life: Neighborhood jaunt with dog; minor housework; costume prep for tonight; some prep for tomorrow; lunch with husband; a few important emails with nice people.
Other: It was great when it all began…
Number of fiction words so far this year: 197,099