The Journal, Tuesday, 8/11

The Day
Rolled out closer to 2:30 this morning. Still tired from the trip, I think.

Well, I woke up in the mood to “take some air,” as we used to say, and I set out to go for 6 miles.

But just as I reached the two mile mark, I realized the large, severe storm I’d been watching to the south was closing on me. Just so you know, I DID look at that lying weather radar before I set out. Nothing threatening on it.

So anyway, I called it a half-walk at two miles and headed for the pickup, two miles back the way I’d come.

Now I’ll cut this tale short. Once it got wound up, the rain was ice cold, horizontal and stinging. Had about a mile and a half of that, though it finally settled down for the final two tenths of a mile or so.

I was drenched pretty much to the bone and exhausted. Then again, it was an experience very few people have had. So there’s that.

Overall it was like watching your great-grandmother take a bath. It was really wet, but otherwise it wasn’t all that interesting. (grin)

Back to the house, a shower, a hot breakfast, then writing this. Now to chill for a few, then to the writing ‘puter.

Other things ate up part of the day, plus I’m really dragging. The storm took it out of me today.

And I checked my story of the week and found I didn’t have one posted for next week yet. So I did that. Just finished. Now I’ll turn to the writing ‘puter to play with Wes and the guys for awhile.

Not getting much in the way of comments on the stories, so I might cut that story of the week stuff off. A little less to do, more time to write.

Topic of the Night: No topic tonight. Except seriously, if you aren’t going to Dean’s site, he’s running a great series over there on how to write sales copy for fiction (cover blurbs, descriptions, etc.).

BUT DON’T take everything he says for gospel. Just visit the site and glean what you can, what’s useful to you.

Today’s Writing
Worked a little on Book 9, but not a lot.
Fiction words: 1009

Writing of As Yet Untitled (Book 9 of the Wes Crowley saga)
Day 1…… 1511 words. Total words to date…… 1511
Day 2…… 1009 words. Total words to date…… 2520

Total fiction words for the month…………… 9569
Total fiction words for the year……………… 451969

Stay Tuned!