Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday Update - Week 41

Hidey-ho.  It's Sunday again.  And I'm like where did the week go?

It sure as hell didn't go to much writing.  Early Grave is stalled again - this time at 56237.  I just can't seem to get this ball rolling again.  And then yesterday a little voice in my head said, "You should've written this from Lynn's POV, not Ned's".  And I ran screaming.  After I came back, I had a mental debate with myself and considered the idea from various angles.  The decision?  It's in Ned's POV and it's staying there.  I mean, I'll put more Lynn in and everything, but the main POV in this has to be Ned's or if doesn't work.  Plus, rewriting this whole damn book would take a NaNoWriMo level of effort and I'd really like to conserve those for new books.

Speaking of NaNo... I don't know if I'm going to do anything for it this year.  I have other things I should be concentrating on next month.

Reading... I've been reading one book and I'm not done yet.  Maybe today.  It's a 400+ page SF and it's taking time.

I didn't do a fishing report yesterday because there really wasn't much to talk about.  Caught some little panfish, but nothing to blow your skirt up.

In other work, I got the direction I needed to do those spreadsheets right.  (At least I hope I got them right.  The big boss will tell me if I didn't.)  It's not hard, just a little laborious.  It'll all go faster once I get some of this stuff automatized in my head.

I'm getting the genealogy bug again.  I did a little googling, but I'm not ready to commit to a month of it (which is what I have to do once I pay for  I did find the actual name for my mom's great aunt's twin sister who died at birth, so that's something.  And where first cousin twice removed Fred is buried.  I wish I could read German, so I could access all those records to complete Dad's side of the tree.  Bleh.

I've been picking up acorns for the deer.  So many acorns this year.  Oberon - the fairy oak in my front yard - is dumping them by the bucketful all over the yard.  I predict dozens of seedlings in my gardens next spring.  Ugh.  Anyway, it's good exercise.  Or something.  I guess.

Okay, that's it for me.  Not sure what this week will hold.  What's up with you?


  1. I crossed the 40K mark on SILENCE. Only sent covers. The debate, as you know, is on-going on my FB author page. I won't have it finished today (VERY rough first draft) like I'd hoped, but I'm getting there. I have a direction now and the GPS voice in my head isn't pinging with "Recalculating." That's good, right?

    Weather changed overnight. High 80s yesterday, woke up to a chilly 50 degrees with a WINDCHILL! That meant it felt like mid-forties when I took Fraidy-Dog out just before dawn.

    Now I'm headed for my second cup of coffee--yeah movin' slow on that--shutting down the 'net and getting to work. Those freaking words aren't gonna write themselves. Dammit.

  2. Finishing up my latest ghostie here. If you change your mind and decide to do NaNo this year, let me know -- I'm going to nag all my pals during November. :)

  3. Woohooooooo! THE END! THE END! I got there! Of the first draft, anyway, and only half a page of known detail holes. Now I need to fill in the holes and read it through again for inconsistencies, weak spots, wrong POV, and boring stuff. And typos, of course.
    Sheesh. I'm tired already. ;-)

    Hugs on getting stuck on Early Grave. I'm sending my muse to poke your muse in the rear end!

    NaNo... The plan is to go through 6C for the last time, cut the boring stuff noted by my first reader (if I agree with her), and set it loose on the world! Woohoooooo!