Today is February 1st, the “oneth of the month.” This is the day that we do our monthly maintenance chores like feeding the dog her monthly Heartguard, adding bleach to the septic system, etc. This year, it’s also the day after the rare “super blue blood moon”. It was “super” because the moon was at perigee, “blue” because it was the second full moon of the month, and a “blood” moon because it also marks the occurrence of a lunar eclipse.
You may have noticed that I didn’t post anything last Wednesday. That’s because MBH and I took a quick road trip to visit some folks in Texas. Ever notice how birthdays and celebrations seem to come in waves? Well, the end of January and beginning of February is just such a wave for our family. There is our son’s birthday, our granddaughter’s birthday, my mother’s birthday, my brother-in-law’s birthday, our anniversary, and a very close friend’s birthday… all within a matter of a week. We also had some personal business we had to take care of.
We all managed to cram a lot of life into those few days. It was a whirlwind trip that left us pretty much exhausted by the time we made it back. And as you can see, we weren’t the only ones exhausted.
Now, on to the writing front –
Not a lot to report this week.
Payne and Suffering – P&S is moving along. I had a nice revelation over the weekend that revealed a bit of a plot flaw, as well as its solution. That has meant some rewrites, which in turn means not as much improvement on the actual word count. It also means that the story is pulling together better though, so no complaints here. The book is currently sitting at a bit over 32k words. Once I finish the rewrites, I expect to be back on track to finish the first draft by the end of March.
Now, I do seem to recall that I promised myself that I wasn’t going to spend too much time on this blog post each week, since my time should be spent on writing my actual titles, so I’m going to make this one a very short post this week. So take care of yourselves, and stay safe.