Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Friday, November 26, 2010

The more you learn

Up over 42,500 words and have 30 pages left of the rewrite to do, so I may fall just short.  But I know spaces where I can add more in, for now, so we'll see how it goes.  The story is still pretty chaotic, which is how it's supposed to be; I may ask for feedback after my next draft.  Not after THIS one, for sure; I think I have some inconsistencies that need to be addressed.

Short day at work helped.  Next week will be low key, I think, so I may get more writing done, then.  I'll just bring my laptop and work off that.

First snowfall in buffalo, today.  Light flurries that wound up leaving about half an inch on my car that then danced about as I drove home.  Currently it's laying lightly on streets, yards and rooftops, and more is expected, tomorrow.  I may spend another day inside just working at LD and glad I'm not traveling in it.  I'll probably have to when I head for San Antonio for Christmas, so no rush.

It now appears that my younger brother and sister have all but abandoned my mother and youngest brother.  I'm past the point of being angry and and just brutally disappointed in them.  I've done more for my mother from 1600 miles away -- including getting her a bedpan via!! so she doesn't have to rush to get to the bathroom -- than either of them has done living 10 and 30 miles away, respectively.  I'm not interested in dealing with them, now.

Amazing what you learn about people as you grow older.

And myself.  I'm finding I can still have jokey fun in my stories.  And my ability to crush on someone is undiminished.  There's even an erotic actor named Conner Habib whose blog I've begun to follow because he's just as smart as he is cute.  Trust me to find an intellectual porn star.

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