Here's today's progress on my subtropical (art)deco mystery about a young medium in a historic spiritualist community teaming up with a shell-shocked haberdasher who's receiving love notes from hell ... as inspired by a real place and a real set of bizarre (otherworldly?) incidents:
Deadline: March 1, 2016
New words written: 3098
Present total word count: 46,211
Things Accomplished in Fiction: Tried to go to a movie; got sidetracked; discovered a very tiny speakeasy and made a new friend or two.
Things Accomplished in Real Life: Neighborhood jaunts with the dog; packed up my brother's birthday present and shipped it off; answered some emails; cleaned the whole house; did about five loads of laundry including linens (but the housework was yesterday).
Dog Other: Greyson's got a new album cover.
Cat Other: Quinnie always looks like the most comfortable cat in the history of cats.
Number of fiction words so far this year: 32,998