Friday, September 25, 2009

Update of Sorts

Howdy there. Between Daughter's illness and my own weather-related complaints, I haven't gotten much done this week. (Excuses, excuses. Right?)

I'm up to 8700 words typed into the WIP. It has a really nifty title, btw, but it's so nifty that I'm afraid if I post it online, someone who's closer to publication will snatch it up. :shrug: I'm probably just being paranoid, but just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean people aren't after me. LOL

Aside from the typed words, I've got about ten pages handwritten. It's slow going, but I still think it's working for me. Whenever I feel the urge, I pick up the notepad and write - during commercials, while Daughter is working on her lessons at my computer, and even during sports. (I can always catch the replay if the crowd noise alerts me to a super-special play.) Meanwhile, I figured out a couple of plot twists and a nice subplot that I can weave in. With this WIP, I've also got all sorts of ideas popping up to make this into a series, if I ever get a contract.

On the homeside of life, Daughter is settling nicely into her Junior year of high school. Six hours of classes a day, plus homework, plus driver's ed. (One more driver's ed class to go, and she can take her permit test. Yay!) This term we're doing: Philosophy, Astronomy, Literature, Spanish II, Intro to Management, and Business Math. Philosophy and Management were the electives she chose this year. Since she's now thinking about a degree in business, I think she's made some wise choices. She's well on track to have all her requirements for whatever college she wants to get into.

In other life news, I've lost a few pounds. I'm still not where I want to be, but I'm beginning to feel better in general. My body doesn't do well above a certain poundage, and it doesn't hesitate to let me know when I slack off. Of course, the cold and rainy week we've had isn't helping, but unless I want to move to AZ, I need to stop whining and get over it already.

How are things in your world? Has Fall fallen on you yet? If you're a writer, how are the words coming along? If not, how's life treating you?


  1. No Fall here yet, but then, it's FL. Life is good. Started Nutrisystem today.

  2. Actually, it seems that summer has finally fallen on us. This past week it's been 30+ degrees!

  3. Fall has arrived in Louisville, Kentucky. Sadly, it brought with it torrents of rain. Wet leaves are sticking to everything.