It has turned off downright cold – to me – here in Lexington. The thermometer outside on the deck says it is 50°F. Not only is it cold, but wet. The Husband had almost finished the morning dog constitution when it started raining. Although the rain has stopped for the time being, it looks like it’s going to pour. Add in the fact my body knew of the weather change yesterday you can genuinely appreciate the “moanin'” portion of the title. However, there is writing to be done and some research to do. These two things make today wonderful.
The new project is coming along nice. Right now I am on Chapter 3 and I am using the dip pen and bottled ink for the first draft. Believe it or not, but the dip pen is much easier on my hand than a regular stick pen or fountain pen. Dip pens are lighter and once you get used to using them your hand relaxes into the motion of writing thus keeping the cramps down to a minimum. And, if you have arthritic hands as I do, this relieves a lot of pain and discomfort in general. Is it slower than typing? Yes, but there is also a nice, relaxed flow of writing and the story itself gets told much faster.
One of the characters is an older woman who was homeless when the vampire brought her into his herd – yep, that’s right. She hears voices, but being under the vampire’s command helps her with them. This woman is also clairvoyant. She is the vampire’s prized possession and she has made a startling declaration: A true evil has come to town and it will be up to the vampire and the human woman to defeat it! Yeah, it surprised me, too. However, before either the vampire or the human woman can get to looking for the evil, they have to contend with the Interpol agent looking for the man the woman dated. You know the one: the guy the vampire took out when ex-boyfriend was trying to kill said young woman? Yeah, that one. And, no, the Interpol agent knows nothing about the existence of vampires.
If all goes as planned, today the first two chapters will be typed up and many new words will go down.
There is also an update on the computer situation. The nifty power supply The Husband and Shane ordered appears to be dead so another one is going to have to be procured. I can’t help but wonder if another system should be purchased or if one should just be built to my specifications. This is another question for another day. Right now I need to see how much trouble everyone is going to get into with Interpol.