Bachelor Saturday

My wife went to visit her brother in Nevada. My daughter has been at work all day. These days are golden to me, and I always try to make the most of them.

I started off answering comments and reading your blogs. I needed to get my coffee guage up in the green zone before tackling any serious work. I forgot to track my word count again, but knocked a big dent in my novel.

I stopped at 51,000 words today. If I had to guess, I’m between four thousand and fourty-five hundred words. I have more in me, but my eyes got tired.

I wrote a gangland shootout, let it devolve into cold blooded murder, and deprived one of my characters of a body part. He’s tough, he’ll muddle through. He’s in the middle of getting some healing that no MD can provide. It involves something called Fiery Wall of Protection oil and a few Psalms.

He’s going to need a new plan, and a bit of luck to fulfill his mission now. I wish him all the best, but his foil is in town too and getting close to the same goal.

I added a category to my blog. I’m a believer in few categories and many tags. The new category is The Idea Mill. I went back and added this to all the old posts. Now folks who enjoy these can find them all in one place. Need a story element, check this category to get your imagination running.

It occurred to me that these posts need pictures. I’ve always been sparse with photos, but these could benefit. Since they are links, with my own added remarks, I just think a little bait might draw more attention.

I spent a little time with The twilight Zone today. I can enjoy them without glasses and it was a good chance to rest my eyes and still fill my head with data.

It’s 7:00 PM here at Casa Boyack. I have to choose between a new short story idea and reading. I promised my Muse I would work on my novel, and I did. Like a bolt from Mt. Olympus the idea for a fantasy story hit me. I suppose that’s how Muses work sometimes. My fantasy tale will involve the use of diplomacy. Far be it from me to make it about sorcery and magic.

I suppose in the end reading will win out. Tomorrow I get to go fishing with my son and grandkids. Even I need to get taken outside and aired out.

How was your Saturday?

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26 responses to “Bachelor Saturday

  1. well, my saturday is turning out pretty grand. i wrote a post today that turned out entirely different than i had planned, which was a more than pleasant surprise. i’m finishing off a post for tomorrow, i think, that’s got a spur of the moment feel to it.

    and finally i’ve read a few other blogs posts today as well, plan to catch more tomorrow, and they’ve got me at least looking forward to some creative writing again. i tend to stop writing my stories once i’ve told myself the whole sordid tale.

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  2. Yay! Fishing. Good luck to you. πŸ™‚ The fish just started biting here. I’m watching all my friends and family catch monsters while we wait to get the boat’s oil changed. Greg got rear ended and the brand new truck is still at the dealership getting fixed. It was supposed to be ready Thursday, but not. And he had an appointment at the boat dealership Friday (free) for oil change and maintenance that didn’t happen. I love the Idea Mill and glad you gave it a special home. πŸ™‚

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  3. Sounds like a great and productive day. This is a chaos weekend for me. Getting stuff ready to convert my son’s little bed into a full-sized one without him realizing it’ll happen this week. I wrote the intro page for my adventure series though. πŸ™‚

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  4. I wish I could say that my Saturday was in some small measure productive, but I spent most of the day still futzing around trying to get all my encrypted files decrypted and loaded onto my new laptop. Making some progress, but there are just so many other things I would have rather been doing.

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  5. Sounds like a good day to me! I spent mine running my kids between sporting activities, looking after a sick husband, but I still managed to write 2 articles for IC… somehow.

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  6. Wow! What a productive day πŸ™‚

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  7. Sounds like you got a lot done. I love days to myself. Which is pretty much every day for me.

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  8. Sounds like a very productive day, something I am not having today. πŸ˜€

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  9. Seems like it was a great weekend. I’m skipping between writing tasks and outdoor tasks today. Have fun with it!

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  10. How cool that you made it over the 50K mark! YAY, you! I hope the fish were biting. πŸ™‚

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