Beware… Day 560

How was your Ides of March? Mine actually went swimmingly — much better than it did for ol’ Julius. We got a water delivery for the well, and I celebrated by having a shower and by not going to the water depot to fill our 18l (or, in other words, 50-pound) jugs. Still can’t get over the fact that “drought” is hitting so many of us on the shores of the largest freshwater lake in the world…

Got some writing in too, though not on the 15th. For the last three days though, I’ve managed to squeeze out some words. More trimming and editing — I made a major decision that will not only cut out a large portion of the story (therefore reducing my word count by quite a bit — good news in itself) but actually strengthens the storyline in the process. Win-win! (If you don’t lament over the thousands of words that will be forever scrapped…)

Went to a friend’s house for dinner last night for what must be now declared the first official BBQ of the season. We actually sat outside while the steaks and chicken were on. If you live in Thunder Bay or know anything about it, you realize how utterly amazing it is to be comfortably sitting out on deck chairs on St. Patrick’s Day. (If you don’t lament over the fact that the unusually warm weather these past few years and lack of water in our well is somehow connected…)

Anyway, great novel success of late — still slower than I’d like, but inching forward. Yay for that.

~Graham

Novel Writing Totals

Today: 1.25 hours
Total: 202.75 hours

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