Thankful for small progress

Tonight my wife had to go to our grandaughter's Christmas program. I would have gone too, but it started while I was at work. Then there is that whole commute thing I have to do twice per day.

When I got home the new Christmas tree was still standing. I don't know what the other one's problem was, maybe it needed Viagra. Anyway, I wound up alone for about two hours.

I tore into my new novel. I really ought to be working on editing the other one, and finding a cover artist. I'm just into this project right now.

It isn't even a chapter yet, but I like the way it's shaping up. There is a decent amount of stress and tension, and readers won't know if it's insanity or something else… Yet.

Right now I'm just calling it the yak guy project. The title will come to me later. It's about a guy and a yak, at least in the early chapters. You heard me, one of these:

I don't even know what genre it's going to find its way into, but it's speculative like everything else I write.

For tonight, happy Christmas tree = happy wife. Happy yak = happy Craig. Wish me luck.

Does anyone know a good photo manipulation artist who might like to make the cover for The Playground? I know how to give direction then get out of the way.


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21 responses to “Thankful for small progress

  1. The yak guy project sounds awesome!

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  2. Glad to here you have an erect tree. Mine’s artificial and leaning to one side. I don’t know what to do about it. You know where I went for cover help this go round. The only one who was any good with photo manipulation was a B.I.T.C.H. to work with…so I wouldn’t recommend her.

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  3. Is that a yak? I have never seen a black and white one. But then, I have never actually seen a living yak.
    Luck. Happy Christmas & happy yak to you!

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  4. Sounds like a productive night and I do like the name of ‘yak guy project’. Makes me very curious, especially since you have no genre attached for now. Just a big mystery for you and your readers.

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  5. “I wound up alone for about two hours.”—That might be the best Christmas present of all. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. Good luck. Story sounds interesting. Yeah I’m weird.

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  7. The Yak Guy project sounds intriguing. In one respect, I keep thinking of badgers and Monty Python, I can’t wait to see what you come up with. I think you should snap a picture of the tree and post it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. There just aren’t enough novels about yaks. Thankfully someone else has realised this.

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  9. Just to tell you that your ” The Cock of the South” was my only comfort while recovering from flu. Glad you are writing more books ๐Ÿ™‚

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