I am still alive, just checking in. Not a lot of writing things are going on. I am writing, but slowly and that kind of sucks right now. Talk to me in a year and I'll be more forthcoming with where I was at right now.
Last week was a good week of writing. I wrote only on TZC:6 and feel I am back in the groove with it and should finish it next month. My goal is to write 3500 words a week on it or 500 a day, which seems low and achievable. Now that I have the major plot points ironed out to my satisfaction (at least until I over think them and want to re-write again!) I am making progress again. As it stands, the book is at a little over 70 thousand words, between 60 and 70% done, if using my previous works as a bench mark.
I haven't yet gotten all of Shiners up and ready like I planned, just through chapter 15 as of tonight. It has been a hellacious work/home chores week. Stuff is getting done in my 'real' life, so I suppose that is something, writing has taken a turn for the worse though, I've only written a few thousand words this week, though I bet I get in three thousand tomorrow, which will be good.
I've had a ten thousand word week. First in a long time. Actually closer to 12 thousand words down on 'Shine On' and <gasp> The Lost City of Brass. Truth be told though LCoB was more editing than new content. Still, I'll take it, dare I get 40 thousand words in October? I hope so, I want 50 thousand (as I usually get) in November and if I make those goals I should finish up TZC6 and Shine On, that would be nice.
I have been writing on 'Shiner On' a lot lately and noticed I have not posted most of Shiners to the website for your reading pleasure, this is something I will rectify in the days to come. I've posted chapters 4-10 today and plan to have the rest of it posted by the end of the month.
I am still kicking, reading a lot, writing a little, mostly on 'Shine On'.
Pfff! The best laid plans, eh? I feel so fatigued lately. Not tired, fatigued, a sort of tiredness that has sunk into my bones that I just can’t shake off. And I’m doing less and less as the weeks go by. Retirement? Fuck that, I’m like 20 years away from that ‘relief’ and I suspect if I were to ‘retire’ I wouldn’t be long for this world. “Did you hear about ‘Clodi’? Yeah, dude retired and two weeks later suffered a massive coronary and died.” That would be my retirement. Work 40 years, die after a two-week vacation.
Times like these are difficult for me to go through. I am super busy lately, aren’t we all? I’m trying to get my house ‘finished’. Anyone who has built their own house probably has an idea of what I am saying, it just never really feels ‘done’, does it? I made a master ‘To Do’ list about a year ago and have been knocking things off of it. Okay, so it’s a tiered ‘to do’ list, with an ‘A’, or 'priority list' and a ‘B’, ‘would be nice’ list. Of all the things on the ‘A’ list I have just two more: Finish the front deck and install the new water heater.
The website is no longer blowing up, that's good news!
I am working on a bit of an advice site for the post apocalypse, styled more after Dear Abby, than Naked and Afraid, with dry humor thrown in. I call it "Advice for the Apocalypse" Probably I will poke at it from time to time as a way to at least write something on a weekly basis.