You may have heard the rumor that we’re writing a book here in East Winslow. Well! The rumor’s true, and work continues. Yesterday’s project was to frog about 5,000 words (thanks to Brenda Clough for this very useful word, “frog”), and to wander around the house wailing and rubbing ashes in my hair, finally to gather with Steve at the kitchen table for two hours of serious staring at each other, interspersed with sentence fragments, after which I repaired to my office to make several pages of dense notes. I also identified the section that needs to be built up in order for this other section here to work, and the place where I forgot to put back in a scene that I took out because it was in the wrong place the first time.
Today’s project is to fix both of those problems and to get with the notes.
Yesterday, we also signed 180 books. Today, we will sign the remaining 60, and commence in to personalizing 68, after which we will tape up the boxes, affix labels, and on Monday call UPS to make a pickup.
Today we will also view two, perhaps three, houses in the Greater Waterville Megaplex. I’m in the mood to choose one of the three and Have Done, so it will be Steve’s job to Be Prudent.
Yesterday, we also had the Dead River guy, who repositioned the propane tank, which had been displaced by the Snows of Winter, leveled it, and replaced the cutoff valve which had been savaged by ice. It’s interesting to note that, when a particularly intense CLANG! came forth from the work site, Sprite ran back to my office, to take shelter in the Safest Spot — which would be Grandpa Mozart’s place under my desk.
I may have forgotten to mention the other day that, when I had my height taken at my annual, I was found to no longer be six foot tall. I’m now a paltry 70.75 inches tall. I suppose no one will look up to me now.
Tomorrow On Monday I shall visit the vampires, which means that tomorrow tonight I shall fast, and then I will come home to write some more.
Tomorrow, then, being Sunday, will be a Day of All Writing.
What’re y’all doing that’s fun or interesting?