It’s 9:30 and I just got home. I hung out after work and waited for Todd and Karl to finish up and then we headed over to Champs to have some beers, and eventually ended up eating dinner. Last night, I gave my story “Wake Me When We Get There” to Todd and he read it and had a lot of nice things to say about it. So did his friend Chris. So tonight I gave him “When I Kissed the Learned Astronomer” and he said he’d read it over the weekend.
I made more progress proofing “Graveyard Shift” today–I’m through about 30 pages. I’ve identified where I want to add the new sections (so far) and also what the key plot points of those sections are and how they fit into the overall plot to make it stronger. It is possible that these additions and changes will push the second draft in the neighborhood of 19,000 words, but I have tried to cut where I can, without sacrificing important elements to maintain pacing, so we’ll see. I’m hoping to get more done this weekend.
Got a call from the doctor today to tell me that all of my blood work came back normal. My cholesterol is a little higher than he’d like, but still on the edge of the normal range. Changes I’m making in diet (not so much in the last two days) should help with that too.
I’m pretty beat. I’m planning on getting into bed and reading myself to sleep.
I get to pay my Federal tax bill tomorrow. Lucky me!