January 13th, 2008


Writing and Relaxing

Friday was a tad stressful. However, by the end of the day, I sorta, kinda know what's going on at work. According to the latest, I start on the new job on Wednesday - sorta. What that means is, starting on the 16th, I work 8-12 on my current job and 1-5 on the new assignment. Not exactly what I had hoped for, but at least, I'm getting started on the new assignment. With any luck, I'll only be working this split-shift for a couple of weeks and then I can drop the current assignment for good.

Still, even with that bit of news, I was still stressed by the time I got home. So, wishweaver and I went out for a nice dinner and then came home and watched some of the original Dragnet on DVD. I decided I needed to do something other than write for an evening and actually enjoyed my time off.

Today, we met with the contractor and picked out the tiles we're going to be using for the remodeling. Since we had the accident with the refrigerator leaking, we're going to have to have the hardwood floors on the first floor replaced. We've decided to tile the kitchen and the entryway and just have the library and dining room done with hardwood. Even though we're still waiting on the guy to do the dig so we can have the walk-out put in our basement, we've definitely turned the corner on the house. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.

So, I decided that since I didn't write Friday, I'd put in a double-shift tonight. Tonight it was time to revisit the Chronicles and I nearly finished Chapter 14, adding 2138 words to it. I hated to quit where I did in the middle of a sword fight, but I'm starting to get fuzzy around the edges and I'm getting distracted by the TV. Yeah, I know, it's easier to write with the TV off, but they're showing The Longest Day, which was one of my favorite books when I was a kid (along with Invasion, They're Coming, which tells the story of D-Day from the German point of view). Yeah, I know how the movie is going to end, but for me, this one has rewatchability. So, I'll finish the chapter tomorrow and maybe get started on Chapter 15.

Still ahead of target for the year so far.

So far.


Words for Today

2138 / 1000 words. 214%

Progress on Chronicles of the Sea Dragon

58123 / 100000 words. 58%

Words for 2008

14831 / 366000 words. 4%