Here’s today's progress on my fin de siecle gothic epistolary about Lizzie Borden fighting Cthulhu with her trusty axe, now with Bonus! ghosts, guilt, girlfriends, arcane science, and an accidental villain who's losing his mind and his humanity in tandem:
Deadline: October 15, 2013
New words written: 2178
Present total word count: 54,282 words
Things accomplished in fiction: Girlfriend in a coma.
Next up: Call the doctor, wake him up and say, "Doctor, is there something I can take?"
Things accomplished in real life: Daily jaunt around the neighborhood with the dog; paid some bills; tidied the house a little; started some laundry; answered some emails that had been kicking around my inbox for a bit.
Other: I got nothin'.
Number of fiction words so far this year: 50,155