Various thoughts and musings over the previous week:
–A week ago yesterday, we spent the better part of ten hours in the car getting the Catbird back to school. My wife and the Catbird split the driving chores on the way up; I pretty much drove us home. I like driving, don’t get me wrong, but the older I get….Anyway, woke up a little achy and sore on Monday, feeling a little fuzzy-headed. I attributed that to being out of work for almost a full week. But on Tuesday, oh boy. My first thought was, ‘It’s not the day after that will get you, it’s the day after the day after!’ But my aches became a little suspicious. So was the sore throat. I am fortunate that it didn’t really develop into anything. My wife was not so lucky, and spent the better part of two days dealing with a fever. Ugh.
–The RiP is out the door! Sent it off to Carrie last night, and we’ll see what happens from here. Interestingly enough, it actually expanded a touch in word count, yet it feels lean. We’ll see what happens from here. Time to buckle in for a new round of submissions. Which means….
–Back to the WiP! On a certain level, I’m almost afraid of this one, for a couple of reasons. It’s been written in a style not quite conventional for me (as if I can really be said to have a ‘convention’ at this point in time). Also because I’ve got 160, 170 pages written, but I’m not sure how much more the story can be expanded to fill out a full-length novel. I have tended, so far, to finish at around 98-100,000 words; this right now doesn’t seem to have the potential to land anywhere near that. I suppose the bit question is, “Does it need to?” Maybe this is something that really needs to be novella/short novel in length. Time will tell.
–I cannot believe Christmas is just under three weeks away.
That’s all I got for today; what’s up with you?