The Journal, Wednesday, 5/17

Hey Folks,

Well, May is more than half-gone. I almost added “already,” but around here that isn’t really the case. The month thus far has seemed to drag by.

I was dawdling much of the morning. Still not happy with my office, so I adjusted the furniture again and ended up putting it all back.

What I need is a desk that’s around 4 feet wide and around 2 feet deep. (My old one was 5 feet wide and 3 feet deep.)

I’m very happy with my writing table. But the table I’ve been using for a desk is an odd shape. It’s fat in a deep-but-not-wide kind of way, so it’s awkward in my office.

But it’ll all work out.

Started the water on the yard and started a load of laundry. Richard came back with the glued door and we hung that.

Now the rest of the day is mine, minus time out to work on the laundry and other stuff now and then.

Today, and Writing

Rolled out a little after 4. Just didn’t want to get up. For me, that’s weird and kind of a bad start to the day. We’ll see what I can do to smooth out the rest of it.

Did all of the stuff above up until around 9, then played on Facebook awhile to catch up.

9:30, to the novel, wrote off and on. I wrote, I folded clothes, put them away. Put in another load.

Wrote, filled the hummingbird feeders.

Wrote, put the clothes in the dryer. Set up bags and water for a gallon of sun tea. Moved the water in the yard.

Wrote, folded clothes, put them away. Developed a headache along the way somewhere. Now it’s 1:20 and I just moved to the outside desk with a cigar and the novel.

Not a good day of writing, but not bad.

Back tomorrow.

Of Interest

Please see the comments on “The Magic Bakery: Chapter Eight.” Absolutely mind-boggling. http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/the-magic-bakery-chapter-eight/#comments.

Fiction Words: 2961
Nonfiction Words: 340 (Journal)
So total words for the day: 3301

Writing of A Fresh Kill (tentative title, novel)

Day 1…… 2751 words. Total words to date…… 2751
Day 2…… 2986 words. Total words to date…… 5737
Day 3…… 2961 words. Total words to date…… 8698

Total fiction words for the month……… 24112
Total fiction words for the year………… 271706
Total nonfiction words for the month… 8560
Total nonfiction words for the year…… 83250

Total words for the year (fiction and this blog)…… 354956

The Daily Journal blog streak……………………………………… 539 days
Calendar Year 2017 Novel Goal (15 novels)………………… 4 novels
Novels (since Oct 19, 2014)………………………………………… 24
Novellas (since Nov 1, 2015)……………………………………… 3
Short stories (since Apr 15, 2014)……………………………… 167

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