Writing start: 11:05 A.M.
Finish: 3:43 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 1000 + CSHII blurb
Edited (est.): 6200
1. Failure: Off
2. Book Three Melody: 400 new words
Notes: This book is so damn epic I can't get over it. Every page, practically, is E-P-I-C.
3. Ant Story: Read-through of chapter one
Notes: Excellent alignment edit so far.
4. Fractalverse V5: Off
5. Cheapery St. Heroes: BII: Started blurb and stage one edit of the prologue
Notes: I started a day early--my mistake. Book blurbs are difficult to write, so the days spent writing it will count as ones I spent writing new words.
6. Rapscallion: Off
7. Gilligan: Read-through
8. T-Bag: 600 new words
Notes: I know where this chapter is taking me. It's awesome.
Special Projects: None today
Extra notes: The end of the year. What a year it has been.
I pray, and have prayed, many times, that 2019 will be better than this one was. 2018 was the kind of year that puts everything you believe about goodness, truth, and beauty to the test, especially when applied to humanity at large. This was not the human species' best year ever. May next year prove that this year was nothing more than a monstrous aberration. A-friggin'-men.
I am an optimist, but a very reluctant and cautious one. I'm not a cynic, but I'm sure many people think I am. I try to keep skepticism on a short leash. And I try, hard as it is to do sometimes, to give people the benefit of the doubt.
I turn 57 this coming Sunday. That's two years older than my mom was when she died. I consider her the wisest person I've ever known. I work very hard to take her lessons forward and to live them each day. I try to build on them, and I work daily at dissolving the naivete of my youth and early adulthood. I hope 2019 sees significant strides in those areas.
I don't make resolutions; I find them a waste of time. Instead I work diligently on building upon the good habits I've established, and consider new ones that those might engender. This blog is one of those good habits. It has proved to be a great help and benefit to me, not just professionally, but personally.
Kye and I don't really celebrate the New Year. I'll probably be in bed by the time midnight rolls around; I'll be listening to her play Fallout. 2019 will come with me nodding off. That's celebration enough.
As for you, I hope the New Year is all it promises to be--good health, prosperity, relationships, and your personal and professional goals realized, and in the best way possible. Thanks for reading this blog. I'm very grateful for your time and attention, and any you give my published works as well.