My husband’s birthday is next week and right on cue we have snow the weekend before his birthday. Carlos has gotten the short end of the stick as far as having birthday parties because of his being in late January. So, yes, it is snowing and there is a pretty good chance there will be accumulation this time. To make matters worse, the things I have ordered for his birthday are not in, nor are they going to be in before his birthday. We will be lucky to get them by the end of February the way it is looking. This makes me so very sad. This year I tried my hardest to provide the best birthday for him I could gift wise, and I did manage to get what he wanted; I just simply won’t have them when his birthday gets here! Arggghhh!
New words have gone down for the terrorist/vampire novel. One thousand and fifteen new words went down onto the story yesterday. I haven’t counted the words for today, but I know I haven’t written as many pages today as yesterday. Today is in the 500 range at least, which means it hasn’t been a shabby writing day.
Currently I am splitting my time between the story and working on a new role playing gig for The Husband and friends. This time it is a Rifts/Palladium setting. I love playing and running Rifts and I always seem to forget just how much work is required to plan and set up a game. Even though it is fun, I am spending my evenings of late working on the game and the day doing the writer work. Sometimes it gets exhausting, but not yet. Right now I am enjoying both – probably because I am getting some serious wordage on the story done first and then can let my brain and creative muscles have cheesecake with the rpg planning. This is how I am looking at it, however.
At the end of posts you are going to start seeing little notes from me about the writing day. The writing process is never the same, at least not for me. I am always discovering something new and/or getting a smile because of the strangest things. So, for today….
Story surprise – Marcus was a slave when he was a child.
History surprise – Slavery was not taken off the books in England until around 1833.
Reading – Old Man’s War, John Scalzi.