A few days ago I mentioned here that all the coyotes and other predators seem to have left the area.
A day after I wrote that, the owls were back and I had a scare. This morning, the coyotes are back.
Well now, isn’t that the way it always works? (grin)
From around 4 a.m. I was serenaded for almost an hour straight by song dogs. No owls as yet, but I’m sure they’re lurking out there somewhere.
But it’s Easter, a day that always reminds me of the incredible gifts I receive pretty much every hour of every day. I only need to be aware of them.
For example, unlike human predators, the 4-legs and feathered in the rest of nature always seem to give warning when they’re in the vicinity. That’s a gift.
And those warnings get my blood pumping with regard to keeping my little girl safe. Another gift.
Whatever significance Easter holds for you, I hope today was a good day in your world.
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The plan for today was to write and read. We’ll see how that turns out. It’s Sunday and it’s Easter, so probably a family day.
Guess maybe I’ll get some reading done later today or tonight. No writing. Been kind of keeping myself available in case anyone wants to do anything.
I’m gonna post this, then go back to taking more pictures or something.
I guarantee you, barring a plane landing on my house tonight, I’ll be back to full speed tomorrow.
Today, and Writing
Rolled out around 2:20, a little earlier than my preferred norm. (The baby slept-in until 4.)
Mona and I went to the store early (around 8), then home to put things away. Then the day just kind of unfolded. Very lazily. Took a lot of pics, put them on FB, but did very little else.
Via The Passive Voice “Six novelists reveal how to self-publish successfully” at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-4401186/Independent-novelists-self-publish-successfully.html.
At Dean’s today, “Story Fifteen… Halfway Through the Challenge” http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/story-fifteen-halfway-through-the-challenge/.
Fiction Words: XXXX
Nonfiction Words: 330 (Journal)
So total words for the day: 330
Writing of “Beats All” (probably a short story)
Day 1…… 1743 words. Total words to date…… 1743
Day 2…… XXXX words. Total words to date…… XXXXX
Writing of The Platinum Blond Perturbance
Day 1…… 1381 words. Total words to date…… 1381
Day 2…… 1864 words. Total words to date…… 3245
Day 3…… 2136 words. Total words to date…… 5381
Day 4…… XXXX words. Total words to date…… XXXXX
Total fiction words for the month……… 14313
Total fiction words for the year………… 222869
Total nonfiction words for the month… 8010
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 65350
Total words for the year (fiction and nonfiction)…… 288219
The Daily Journal blog streak……………………………… 509 days
Calendar Year 2017 Novel Goal (15 novels)… 4 novels