Reporting in today

Plans didn’t change, but nature dictates what I can do.

I actually wrote that one into The Midnight Rambler, and got the cover ordered. I plan on releasing this one for the Halloween reading season. It’s a hat story, and I’m excited to share it with everyone. I wasn’t going to talk about it today, but this song is invading my head right now.

While Lizzie and the hat are chasing the Midnight Rambler, there is a major flood event happening. Naturally, the band drifts into songs about rain.

It was raining when I woke up. It rained all day. We have a first-rate thunderstorm brewing out there right now. Safe to say, spraying my trees wasn’t on the agenda today.

I wound up starting with Mari, back in the swamp country. This involves a big portion of world building in a town called Columbia. This is based upon a nuclear submarine that washed miles inland during the big war. The reason this is a post apocalyptic world.

The end of the war involved nuclear weapons and the subsequent wave brought it to rest. The town built up around it, and some wise person used the reactor to provide electricity to the town. They boast it’s the only town with electric lights in the whole world.

This next section is going to be hard to write. I need some time to think it out, because Mari is going to get herself in trouble.

I switched back to Goodbye Old Paint. Lizzie is dealing with the FBI and the file they have on her activity. I have some real problems in store for her, too. I need to get things moving and this always takes a bit of dabbling. Lizzie’s problems will be more humorous, while Mari’s are pretty serious.

Lizzie is sorting things out from the end of Midnight Rambler, like FEMA benefits. I swear this will still work as a stand alone.

I need to get her to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to see her problem first-hand. It’s going to be something she and the hat are ill equipped to handle. (Still coming up with things the hat can call this agency that are incorrect.)

Still, I added words to both stories. I’ll probably stick with Lizzie and the hat tomorrow. Assuming it’s still going to be raining. If the weather breaks, I may actually spray my trees.


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32 responses to “Reporting in today

  1. Sounds great. Craig. I like the idea of using a sub for electricity. Sounds fascination.

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  2. tmauthor

    Thanks, Craig, for turning me on to that Garbage song. I’m a Garbage fan from way back and never heard that one. Shirley — the only good Manson.

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  3. I’m always amazed at how you can work on two projects on the same day. My brain would be tripping over itself attempting that stunt.

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  4. You’ve found what works for you. That’s great! I don’t quite understand where you’re heading with Lizzie, but i never worry about that. You make it work. The Mari story sounds more complicated. Good luck with both of them!

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  5. Sounds like some great progress, Craig. Hoping all that rain doesn’t leave you swamped 💕🙂

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  6. That’s a lot of rain. I hope you get a break soon.

    Great news on all your WIP progress. Congratulations.

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  7. So I can count on a new hat story for Bad Moon? Can’t believe it’s almost time to start working on that again.

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  8. Can you send some rain our way?

    Sounds like you made good progress with both books.

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  9. You got plenty done on the WIP. Hoping the rain stops soon. I love a good thunderstorm, but it does delay outdoor plans.

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  10. Victoria Zigler

    Sorry you still didn’t get to spray the trees, but glad you made some great progress on your writing projects.

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    • It counts, but it wasn’t massive by any degree. I finally sprayed absent the rain, but it’s not going to reach the temperature I’d hoped for to really kill the bugs. A new storm is building right now.


  11. D.L. Finn, Author

    Sounds like a productive day, Craig 🙂

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  12. What a brilliant idea to create electricity by using the old nuclear sub. I have loved all the Lizzie and The Hat stories and I know “The Midnight Rambler” will be no exception! Anxiously waiting! Congrats on the rain AND the writing!

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  14. I enjoy all these glimpses, Craig. What great world-building around the sub. I love the creativity. Stay dry and Happy Writing.

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  15. Hi Craig, I really like the sound of the apocalyptic story. If you would like a pre launch read and review, I would be happy to do that.

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