Last night, just after I sat down to write, a thunderstorm rolled in. So my word count for yesterday was 133 words. And that was all fixing part of the scene I wrote the day before.
I decided what critter was going to attack the band of intrepid characters and it ended up being one of my own design because nothing fit what I had in my head. So, I wrote the scene. Then yesterday, I realized the beastie needed to be beefed up a little in the description and it needed to be gray rather than black. And it ended up being a battle scene without any battle. Beasties defeated by cunning. I thought my solution was rather brilliant at the time. We'll see if I still feel that way in edits.
For a guy who didn't want his magic or any kind of leadership role, Aryl's pretty good at both.
On the way to go fishing, a little hawk flew across the road in front of me carrying its prey. Not sure what kind of lunch it would be having, but it was definitely something small and furry. Too small to be a squirrel, too big to be a mouse, too dark to be a chipmunk and the tail was wrong for a chipmunk anyway. :shrug: Eat hearty little hawk.
With the time change, I've been getting up at 4am. Which is good because the cat expects to be fed at around 4:30 (she used to get fed around 5:30, but time change). The worst part of it is that getting up at 4 means that by the time it's time to call the office at 8, the coffee is almost gone and I don't want to make another pot just for a twenty minute call.
Speaking of the time change, where is this extra hour of sleep I was supposed to be getting? Total rip off.
Can anyone tell me why people vote YES for new taxes? I wonder if it's because they don't think that whenever they vote for new taxes, they will also be taxed. Maybe they think the taxes will only hit the other guy. I mention this because we voted on Tuesday and while we voted against the new tax thing, it passed - by a slim margin, but still. Blerg. I guess I shouldn't bitch overly much because some of you out there are paying outrageous amounts in taxes and Missouri is still pretty low. But I want to keep it that way and apparently others here don't. Double blerg.
Speaking of which, our property tax bills arrived this week. Umm, yay? Most of it goes to pay for our shitty school system, which we never used and never will. I wouldn't mind helping pay for the education of our youth if the education I was paying for was actually worth something. Know what I mean?
The bucks have been stopping here. (Yes, I went there.) We've got some really gorgeous boys this year. If only I could get some pics.
Speaking of pics, I really need to wash my windows. It's hard to get a good photo when the glass you're shooting through is dirty and has spider webs strung across it.
Wow, I've been kind of chatty this morning. Thanks for reading this far. I'll let you go for now so you can get on with your day.
What's up in your world?