Another early morning

224 fiction words, 578 total words

Since I’ll be out of town Friday night through Sunday, I’m trying to cram a lot of preparation into the cracks of my days. A few minutes here can update the toll pass thing so I don’t have to pay cash for driving on toll roads. A few minutes there can help me feel like I won’t miss being on the computer for three days.

Yesterday I kicked some ass at the office because even though I won’t be missing any time there, I feel like I have to get as caught up as possible before Friday. There’s also the hope I can get a bit of an earlier start, if only to try to avoid the worst of driving into the sun. I just realized that yesterday. It’s going to stink.

224 fiction words, 578 total words

I feel caught in a lull. I need to work hard to snap out of it.

Tonight should be fun with friends, a few more preparatory purchases for the drive, and another early night. I’m looking forward to it!

I have a window and the view is fine

A window with bright blue skies and crisp, brightly illuminated clouds

I love my window today. I had occasion to work near it, and caught sight of some gorgeous clouds. They’re moving quickly, though, with threats of flash flood causing thunderstorms this afternoon. I’ll take the blue sky while I have it – and the air conditioning inside that goes with.

Monday is here again

238 fiction words, 440 total words

Good morning! ^_^

Yesterday was Father’s day, and I did my best to make sure my husband had a good day. I didn’t neglect my father, either, but I felt like I needed to compensate for my kids (instead of, you know, including them). At any rate, I hope my dad and husband know they’re loved as fathers.

I went shopping twice, once for sundries and once for groceries. I also made Cheese Toasties (grilled cheese sandwiches) for supper which went over very well. I got Elder Youth to mow, and Junior Youth to take care of some chores that had been neglected. All in all, it went well.

I also wrote, near the end of the day, but I did it solely so I could Minecraft without guilt. I’m trying desperately to build a slime farm, and it’s not working.

238 fiction words, 440 total words

And there’s more!

Week 25 took a small hit to words. I plugged along diligently, managing more fiction than blog words nearly all days. In fact, the only reason there’s more blog than fiction is due to a particularly lengthy book review that took 600 words. Otherwise, the numbers would have leaned the other direction.

This coming week may be difficult to keep my counts up, unless I manage some spectacular numbers early. I have a quick trip to almost Chicago this weekend, starting Friday night and ending Sunday afternoon, and I don’t expect to get much more than token words done. It’s a 671 mile drive, and I’ll be trying it on my own on the way out. On the way back there will be an extra driver to trade with. I do plan on taking my writing laptop, so we’ll see.

June fiction total: 6,967
May fiction total: 
April fiction total: 
March fiction total:
February fiction total: 9,217
January fiction total: 18,615
2017 fiction total: 69,296

On Time

79 fiction words, 136 total words

Yesterday had a lot of things going on in it. Saturday is Laundry day, but I got started very early (actually waking at 6 a.m.) and so was able to finish that up by 2 p.m.

Then our long-haired cat had an appointment at the groomers, and that went well in that I found the place, only got minimally lost on the way, and his expressions of his stress was limited to inappropriate uses of the cat crate. I have a blanket to wash now. It could have gone much worse, though. He made it through, I made it through, and now he’s free of knotted fur.

My words didn’t get squeezed in until the very last moment of the day, and so I’ll treat them the same way here.

79 fiction words, 136 total words


293 fiction words, 515 total words


293 fiction words, 515 total words


Let’s be honest – Friday was a long time ago now. I left work on time, I went to bed early. Let’s move on.


Yesterday is so far away

335 fiction words, 578 total words

Yesterday I watched a movie I was probably better off skipping entirely and typed a few words. The words were good, the film not so much. But now I know, and I don’t have to wonder every time I see it in the queue.

335 fiction words, 578 total words

Other events involved in my day were a nap between work and bedtime, a frantic call about something I could do nothing about (kind of like the bank being called about a stopped up toilet at the fast food restaurant), and very strange dreams about the preparation of Japanese street vendor foods.