I took another weekend off. So sue me. I needed it, I tell you…though I might have hypothetically taken Friday off, as well.
In my defense, I performed a lot more maintenance-style yardwork, and accomplished some boring-type shopping. (Target run for household necessities, etc.) Basically, it was a day of catching-up on regular-life things, rather than writing-life and/or writing-business things. Once in awhile, I need one of those.
That said, Friday was a mixed bag. I was productive, yes – but I also got some paperwork in the mail that I passed along to our accountant…who informs me that (to sum up) I under-reported my income by exactly $666. WHICH IS TOTALLY NOT OMINOUS AT ALL. Because I prefer to view it from another angle: The universe is clearly endorsing my return to horror fiction, after my recent years in steampunk and urban fantasy. It’s not the tax amendment of the damned – no, it’s a blessing!
Here’s hoping, I mean.
Hey Chattanooga-area folks:
Here’s one hell of a dog, looking for a forever home.
“Kirkland” is a handsome, friendly pit-mix fellow who loves kittens, kids, and other dogs. (Note: Provided they’re mid-size to large dogs…small dogs worry him, for some reason.) A neighbor of mine pulled him off the street late last year, after she found him wandering injured and hungry on Kirkland Avenue. She’s gotten him vetted up, and she’s been fostering him ever since – but Kirk would really love a proper home of his very own.
For more details, click over to this Facebook page – and be sure to run through the photos, because (a). they’re adorable, and (b). there’s some Official Type Info available therein.
Feel free to spread the love around on this one, eh? This pooch is perfect for someone/some family, somewhere.
So here’s today’s progress on my witchy art-deco horror novel about Lizzie Borden thirty years after her parents’ deaths – now featuring ghosts and non-ghosts alike, anti-Catholic conspiracy nuts, supernatural political shenanigans, the mafia, and a Bonus! space-worshiping murder cult hiding behind the KKK:
Deadline: October 1, 2014
New words written: 2052
Present total word count: 59,262
Things accomplished in fiction: Recap and summing up of who’s on what team, in a short but somewhat pivotal scene at the tail-end of the courtroom drama.
Next up: We return to our axe-murderer, who’s about to have a very big problem. Bigger than being an axe-murderer, I mean.
Things accomplished in real life: Neighborhood jaunts with dog; Target run; grocery store run; bank run; saw Captain America and enjoyed it; went to bed early like a boring person but apparently I needed it, so, like, no regrets.
Other: This week, my goal is at least 1500 words a day. We’ll see how it goes, but I’d love to crack 100k for the year by Friday. On principle, I mean.
Number of fiction words so far this year: 92,655