Moving, Today's Desk, Writing

Writer’s Desk, 7/26

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done one of these. It seems about time to change that, and update the world on my goings-on.

Out the window: High clouds, with smatterings of sunlight burning through now and again. Though it’s cool, the humidity is rising and it’s likely to rain (again!) later today.

On the desktop: The general clutter, somewhat tamed. I’ve packed away some things into a box, things that I want nearby once I move but that I won’t need in the next 1.5 weeks. Also, two pair of eyeglasses. Unfortunately I need to wear them most of the time while using the computer (groan).

Today’s Work-in-Progess: The novel, of course. But also, this is the last weekend for the flash fiction writing prompt contest at Codex, so I’m puzzling over the prompts and trying to determine which one (or ones) to choose. Fortunately, I have more time to ponder, as the story isn’t due ’til the end of Tuesday. More time to procrastin–I mean, more time for research! Yay!

Good news: On the novel front, I’m nearing the end of the month, and am right on target to finish my 25,000 words for the month, thanks in great part to the Camp NaNo and my cabinmates.

Bad news: My original schedule had me near 80,000 words at this point. And I’ll be just over 60,000 words on the 31st. So, even though I met my target for the month, I’m still behind. And the move is before me, nearly upon me. With another 30,000 words to go (I’m guessing 90,000 at completion). Time to focus. Ignore boxes. Ignore email. Write. My characters are depending on me!

And Another Thing: Need I actually say it anymore? My fish had babies. Again. *drops head in hands and moans*