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December 1, 2017

So, okay.  Back to the real world.

Today I went back to work on Written in the Sand.  I hope to have it done by the end of this month and maybe even published.  Well, actually, I will have it done.  That's a rule, you know.  Everything done and the boards cleared off before the start of January.

And next year?  Sequels, I hope.  Get some of the sets finished off.

So here we are, the last month of the year.  Let's hope for a nice calm one.

The door to my Office

December 2, 2017

I only need about 2k a day for the rest of this month/year.  The problem is that they pieces I have to finish don't  work out to that many words.  Oops.  I'm sure a few short stories will take care of the problem, but I haven't written anything short -- except for Flash fiction -- for quite a while.  This might be more of a challenge than I had intended for December!

The Christmas House

December 3, 2017

We had a lovely ride out into the country this evening.  I suspect there might not be many more of those this winter -- or maybe I'm wrong.  I keep expecting us to get hit by sow and there has been nothing so far.  On the other hand, it gets dark too early to go out after work, so we're limited to Saturday and Sunday, and Russ is often busy those days.

I get the feeling it is going to be a cold, dry winter.  Not my favorite, either way.

Country Road

December 4, 2017

Well, it did spit a little snow tonight but that was it. 

Written in the Sand is going along fine.   I was worried since I had to take a break from it for NaNo.  I feared I would have a problem getting back into the story, but it is fine.

I'm looking at rewriting a couple novellas, too.  We'll see.

Have to think about 2018.  Ack.


December 5, 2017

Z and I did a little decorating today.  I'm not putting much up.  I do less and less each year, it seems.  I just don't have the spirit, but also not the room since everything is in my little office.  I have my cute little tree on my des, though, and a few other things.  I had to move my bust of Alexander the Great out to the other room for the season, though.

One thing I don't think I've said much about: I've been watching the Marvel Universe movies.  You know -- Ironman, Thor, Avengers, etc.  I think there are 16 of them out and I've been collecting them from various places -- mostly used or at least sale.  This is building a superhero story of sorts in my head.  Well, I always do like a new challenge.

We'll see.


December 6, 2017

Getting 2k a day doesn't seem to be too hard.  It's mostly in Written in the Sand, which is proving to need more work than I expected.  That's all right.  I am still enjoying it.

I'm still decorating my office with bits and pieces of stuff -- and trying to keep the cats from dragging anything off.  Expect that Z wants to type, everything seems to be going well.


December 7, 2017

Dinner tonight at our favorite Mexican place here in town.  That was really nice.  And I found a few holiday things at the thrift shop.  One was a tall, plastic Tigger singing a carol.  He needs some touch up work, which should be fun.

And that's the word for the close of 2017 -- fun.  I am ignoring a bit of an ache in my side (not steady) and just thinking I'd like to make it through the holidays with a bit of fun.

We'll see how it goes.

Happy Holidays

December 8, 2017

I'm putting together a few holiday pictures with my Design Cuts stuff.  That's been a nice break.

It also looks like we're past that really cold weather again for a while.  Good.  I've been hiding out in the office.  The other day we had all three cats, the dog, Russ and I in there -- the smallest room in the house (except the bathroom), and the only one that is heated.  It was pretty funny, all of us in here.

Getting close to done with Written in the Sand.  Still have too many days left in the month.  LOL