Rotating Days Off

My department has rotating days off. I drew Wednesday this week, and that usually makes for a great writing day. I got started about seven AM, and wrote until eleven. The word count’s up to 7400 now.

I had to take some research breaks too. It’s amazing how using a fictitious town still requires so much research. I know what I need, but I still have to make it all seem real.

I heard back from the music copyright holder. I want to quote a few song lyrics in one scene. They want to know when it’s going to be published, and read the section where I use their lyrics. When I write it, I’ll forward it to them. It’s going to be a heartbreaker if I have to rewrite it though.

My blog got a few new international visitors. They never said much, but folks from Serbia and Venezuela stopped by. I always like seeing the international visitors along with the Americans. It reminds me how blogging is a world wide activity.

I know Entertaining Stories isn’t a gigantic blog, and may never be. I took great joy in seeing I have 69 followers. Because, you know, 69 is a funny number.

One of my most popular posts turned out to be me whining about my stats. I need to knock that off, because this is supposed to be about writing. I got some really good comments though about not sweating the stats, and I’m going to follow that advice.

I’m pretty sure my writing will slow down over the holidays. My son and his family are coming to stay with us for a few days. I don’t get to see them nearly enough, and they get priority. I’ll still take time to blog, but a house full of rambunctious kids isn’t conducive to creative writing. More so when story structure and plot matter.

I’m one of those people who likes to write in silence. My alone time is important to me. Sometimes I envy those who can write at coffee shops or restaurants. I’m stuck with who I am, and I try to make time. Sometimes I set an alarm just to get a few quiet hours before everyone gets up.

Lorelei, the Muse, managed to leave me alone too. I’m following my outline pretty close, with a few minor deviations. She showed up right at the end though. That will be the subject of my next post.

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