Writing start: 10:53 A.M.
Finish: 3:31 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 900
Edited (est.): 8700 + 1 blurbTasks
1. Failure: 500 new words
Notes: Two chapters? Three? I can definitely see the light at the end of this tunnel.
2. Book Three Melody: Off till 2/16
3. Ant Story: 400 new words
Notes: This is a pivotal chapter in the story, methinks.
4. Fractalverse V5: Off till Thursday
5. Cheapery St. Heroes: BII: Stage three edit of chapter five
Notes: One more edit, chapter six, and I can format and release the novel! It looks like Wednesday is going to be the day!
6. Rapscallion: Read-through of chapter four
7. T-Bag: Primary edit number five of chapter three
Notes: One more edit and it goes to Kye and to all of you!
8. LOTR: Off
Special Projects: None
Extra notes: From everything I've been reading today, the Super Bowl was a monumental dud in every possible way.
The New England Trumptriots won. The Trumptriots with their Trump-lovin' owner, their Trump-lovin' coach, and their MAGAt quarterback.
My hope is that it turns out to be one of the lowest-rated Stupor Bowls in history.
Look. Here is what the NFL is: It's a billionaires' club of tax-subsidized stadiums, concussions, oppression (Colin Kaepernick still doesn't have a job because of his political stance), and, from what I've been reading today, pomp and self-congratulatory bluster to the point of caricature.
I'm way, way over it all.
I will consider watching football once more when the game changes into a touch-football format. Yeah, you read that right. Get over yourself. It would feature far more exciting, far less injurious, much more athletic games than the current dinosaur version features.
I will consider it even more when the league is brought down a hundred notches or so, evolves politically and socially, and when owners no longer extort tax dollars from their host cities.
All of which will never, ever happen. Which means I have no plans to ever watch another NFL game again.
Another indie artist, another astonishing performance. Check out this one--"Clair de Lune" played on a guitar. You'll go to bed tonight with a smile on your face.
The southwest coast of Oregon doesn't get snowed on often. Kye and I woke to a couple inches on the ground this morning and hanging heavy on the trees. Beautiful.
It looks like Wednesday will be the day I'll be launching The Cheapery St. Heroes: Book Two! It will appear at Smashwords and Payhip first, then Smashwords' associated retailers (Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, etc.) a week or ten days later.
If you love urban and epic fantasy and a touching, strange, but very funny story, this series is for you. I promise.