Is it already a week later? Sheesh. Where did those days go? No, seriously. I have no idea what I did since last Friday. According to the old spreadsheet, I wrote just over 10K words. I read a book or two. I took the kid out for some teen driving time.
I'm this close (picture me holding my finger and thumb about a half-inch apart) to finishing DLN's second first draft. It bears little resemblance to the first version - well, except for the genies, the MC, her dog and a couple of her friends. (Yes, Natalie, I kept Zeke.) Jo - the MC - is still gritty, but she's got more about her to make her sympathetic to a wider range of readers. Oh, and there are more bodies.
As for Daughter - which is where I suspect the rest of my week went - we're still racking up student driver miles. This week, we used some of that time to pick up job applications. That's right... my baby is applying for her first job. :sniffle: This morning she even has her first job interview with an acquaintance of mine. She'll be trying to snag an internship type position in a property management office. Because in this economy, she has a better shot finding a non-paying job to gain experience than she does finding a paying job to gain mullah. And personally I'd rather have her getting the experience than the $7.24/hr to bag groceries*. Of course, bagging groceries isn't her only paying option. She'll be putting her app in at a florist nearby, too. If she can get the internship and the paying job, hurray!
And that's my life in a nutshell this past week. What better place for a nut, right? How are things in your universe?
*$7.24 to bag groceries??? They're kidding right? I didn't make that much per hour until I was like... god, I think I was 28 years old before I crossed the $7/hr barrier. :shudder:
And uhm... $7.24 is nothin'. When I read that, I thought you were going to go the opposite route and say it was too low... Up here, you can work at McDonalds for $12 STARTING.