The sun is shining brilliantly outside my window today. Lil Dude, the turtle, is in his day box beside me lazing about in his “pool” and nibbling on dried grass shrimp. Chewie and Willie are encircling me in the wheelchair, while Gabby catches some z’s by the cold fireplace. She loves it over there. It is cool and, if she wants, she just needs to move an inch or two and there is her private little pillow for her head. All in all, it is a quiet Wednesday here at the KMGN “office.”
Prospecting in the Ink Mines is going at a slow, steady pace. The past few days have seen only progress in the 300+ words range for each day. Normally I would be very upset by this, but not for the novel/novella: It is different from anything I’ve written before and I am having to go back and read from the previous day’s mining (writing) and clean it up a bit before moving forward with new words/ink. I am only counting the new words, not what was corrected from before.
Yesterday was Tuesday, and every Tuesday we have friends over for rpgs, or “gaming”. However, last night was a bit more exciting than normal because one of our friends was in a fender-bender turning into the apartment complex. A woman ran a red light and the two cars met. The woman was also speeding, and was a nurse to boot! Our friend “Solido” was driving and his wife “Cappricia” was a passenger, along with another friend. Solido managed to keep from hitting the woman who ran the red light head on, but everyone was, of course, shaken. Afterward, Solido stayed for the game and Cappricia went home to their apartment. Even though I was not in the wreck, it shook me and The Husband, too.
The Husband saved the evening: He was running the game for last night (it was Pathfinder RPG) and calmly got everything together and led us on into the adventure. Unfortunately I had to leave early, and so did another friend, “Chuck” because his girlfriend started having a serious panic attack! It was a very strange night for us, but everyone ended up relaxing and enjoying the game, as well as celebrating no one was hurt in the wreck.
Now I leave you with word counts. These are “grand total” word counts because, after finishing up here, I’ll be heading straight into the ink mine.
Previous grand total novel/novella: 11,087
Current grand total novel/novella: 11,654