Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday Update - Week 29

I'm almost to 28K in my WIP.  That's only 7K for the week, which isn't my best week by any stretch, but I'll take it.  I have a bunch of stuff I need to go back and add in because I feel like I skipped ahead.  I went through to the part that I had an epiphany about a while back.  And that makes it so Ned knows who the killer is too early in the book... maybe.  I don't know.  I'll keep forging ahead.  Maybe this will work itself out and be alright anyway.

I almost have a title, but it's lame.  Something like Premature Death... but not.  That's too much like Accidental Death.  And the word premature makes one think of either babies or sperm.  Not the imagery I hope for in a suspense.  Ya know?

I spent yesterday morning fishing.  It occurred to me Friday night that my edits are coming back tonight or tomorrow, and once I get those, I need to chain myself to this chair for the duration, which means no fishing.  So I went fishing.  I caught a 8.5" bluegill and a 7.5" green sunfish.  Hubs filleted them for me and they went into the freezer with the other fillets.  Soon we'll have enough fillets for a meal.  (Panfish have very small fillets.)

I read a bit this past week. I read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe last Sunday.  Since then, I've been working on A New Eden: Idolatry Book 2 by Quent Cordair.  It's a meaty book, which is why it's taking me longer than usual.  Beautiful imagery.  Deep thoughts.  Well-fleshed characters.  It's a joy to read so far.  But I can usually count on that from Quent.  He makes me want to be a better writer.

The new pumper for our sprayer arrived, which meant that I needed to take the old pumper to UPS and send it back to the distributor.  Since I had yet to visit our local UPS Store, it was a bit of an adventure.  I drove past it three times - the third AFTER a nice man at a gas station told me exactly where it was and what it looked like.  Derp.  I don't care what they say about Eureka Springs, I don't enjoy visits to it.  It's congested and everything is on a curve and there are people everywhere.  But the guys at UPS were super once I found them.  And now I know where it is if I ever need it again.

We had an owl hooting in our tree two evenings in a row - right as the sun dipped behind the trees on the top of our hill.  It was a barred owl.  We didn't see him, but it was nice to know he was there.  We haven't heard an owl in about a year.

Well, that's about it for me today.  How about you?


  1. The first thing I thought of when I saw the title Premature Death is Sudden Death. It has a much broader range of implications.

  2. Dead Too Soon? Got nothin' after that. And there's nothing wrong with keeping the titles similar. Ties the series together. ;)

    You got more words than me. I've been sucked into another writer's fantasy world (Michelle Segara's Chronicles of Elantra) and the only way I could make it let go was to stick with my plan to read the back list from the library. The last book (before the new one releases in October) is on hold. I bought the one to come. I almost bought the current one in the wee hours of the morning but...

    Words today. I need them. I have about 5K minimum but will likely go over as I do on my word count. Then more words tomorrow and words every day from now until forever because DEADLINES!

    May your edits be slim so you can do more fishing. Only and I want to make a girls weekend to Eureka Springs one of these days. She's been and liked it but isn't there a historic hotel that's allegedly haunted? Yeah. We want to stay there. :)

    1. That's it exactly, Silver. Trying to keep it so it sounds like it belongs with the other two - Dying Embers, Fertile Ground... Blahde Blah.

      I know it's hampering your word count, but yay for reading! Now, go do your words like a good girl.

      Here's hoping they're slim. And if you and Only do make it to Eureka Springs, we'll hook up while you're there. Yes, I would brave ES for you. There probably is at least one of those hotels that's haunted, but there are so many hotels, I'm not sure which ones are.