Daily Update: Yesterday was a long time ago.
Monday was a late night. Tuesday was an early morning. Meaning I had about four hours of sleep. I got my daily update done yesterday, but that was about all the writing I could squeeze in. Work is crazy busy this week and that has eaten into my writing schedule. It’s all good though.
Yesterday we went to visit my mother-in-law and father-in-law and didn’t get back home until late. This usually happens as much conversation ensues. I also got to see a couple of my sister-in-laws and my favorite niece and nephew (they’re all my favorite if you’re wondering).
When we did finally get back home it was late, I was hungry, so I had a light dinner. A pollo asada burritio. My favorite daughter and the wife split a bean burrito. It was my intention to write for 30 minutes or so just to stay up on my word count. Then maybe read for a little bit. Perhaps watch an episode of the Twilight Zone.
Yeah, that was the plan. My brain decided it was best to just fall down and sleep. I didn’t argue. Sleep happened. I woke up a couple of times from strange dreams. I always have the weirdest dreams when I eat a lot before I go to bed. The only sad part is that I was so tired I didn’t remember anything when I woke up. If I could remember any of them I’d tell you all about them. Sadly last night’s escapes me.
At present Of Gnomes and Dwarves is at just over 36000 words. I’m happy with the progress and I had thought at this point I would be roughly half-way through the book. From what I can tell that’s not even close. I’m not worried about that. If I hit 100,000 words with it, I’ll be happy because that means I’m telling the full story that needed to be told rather than glaze over certain points and miss out on a lot of detail that the world needed for it to be fully fleshed out. I hint at a LOT of things that will be used in later book. I didn’t want to drop a lot of hints that I never come back to.
Being that I’ve written the first four books and have basic plots for more, I know where everything is going and how it all ties together. I think being that I’ve done that, I have a much better understanding of how things will play out and will be able to foreshadow many events and build up characters better than I did before. I can’t wait to share this story with people. It still has a lot of the humor the original did, but it’s also a lot darker in spots and I’m really liking that.
There’s still a lot of day job left. My favorite daughter has a physical and a volleyball dinner for her travel team. School is almost done. Vacations are coming up soon. There are pictures of ducks to download. There’s a lot of words to get in while I can. I’d better get at it.