Here’s the weekend's pitiful progress on my fin de siecle gothic epistolary, now with Bonus! ghosts, guilt, and the threat of elder gods in the aftermath of two gruesome unsolved murders:
Deadline: October 2012
New words written: 1580
Present total word count: 39,910 words
Things accomplished in fiction: A lot of fumbling in the dark, but good signs point toward a useful collaboration in the future. Hopefully, before it's too late.
Next up: The doctor and the murderess chat.
Things accomplished in real life: AnachroCon! Which was genuinely delightful, but it has exhausted me too thoroughly to let me in a position to do a write-up. Thus I'm counting the piddly few-hundred words I managed today and calling myself done for now. I need to make lunch and go walk the dog this afternoon, and I still have to finish unpacking.
Other: The landscaping lady was busy while I was gone. However, I could've told her that she'd need more than an hour to tackle the Mighty and Terrible HedgeHenge, heh. It should probably receive its final squaring-away tomorrow ... and I think/hope that her team will get started in earnest on the retaining wall. She seems quite nice, and we're looking forward to having a professional help us sort this whole mess out.
Return of the Living Other: I hope the yard wraps up sometime this week, because I'd really like to get the FINAL final tally on this and get started taking estimates re: the floor work we want done in the back end of the house. I'm kickin' it domestic, y'all.
Number of fiction words so far this year: 36,003