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: September 8
New words written: 5797
Present total word count: 30,844
Things accomplished in real life: Walked the dogs; went to the grocery store; cleaned the whole house; did some laundry; went to the post office; went to the picture framer; etc. etc. etc.
Things accomplished in fiction: Met up with nice cop dude to explain self re: freakout; agreed to an unholy trinity of Leda, Niki, and Grady for the purposes of snooping around these two cold cases – and, it is to be hoped, figure out how they’re connected; visited an old witness to see if he had anything new to add to his original story.
Other: Oh hey, I cracked 50k+ words for the year so far. In August. Ugh. That number should be…oh, about twice that. Oh well.
Number of fiction words so far this year: 55,749