WIP: Novel #2 – April 1, 2015

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Project: Novel #2
Genre: Crime thriller
New Words Inserted: 230
Total Wordcount: 77,017
Total Pagecount: 378

WIP: Novel #2 – March 30, 2015

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Project: Novel #2
Genre: Crime thriller
New Words Inserted: 276
Total Wordcount: 76,787
Total Pagecount: 377

WIP: Novel #2 – March 27, 2015

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Normally I don’t complain when Jehovah’s Witnesses turn up at my door, but this morning I really wasn’t in the mood to be disturbed. When Luci started barking, my first response was to tell her to be quiet. But when she wouldn’t stop, I got up to see what the deal was. “Oh, God,” I said when I saw the white SUV and two women dressed generations out-of-date. Of course I opened the door and said “Thanks.” when I was handed the little brochure, but as soon as I closed the door I tore that brochure up and dropped it in the garbage.

Thank you very much for breaking my concentration, ladies. And no, I’m not going to join your Kingdom Hall.

But they are not the reason I didn’t get 2,000 words today.

Project: Novel #2
Genre: Crime thriller
New Words Inserted: 491
Total Wordcount: 76,520
Total Pagecount: 375

WIP: Novel #2 – March 26, 2015

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Project: Novel #2
Genre: Crime thriller
New Words Inserted: 1,972
Total Wordcount: 76,029
Total Pagecount: 373

WIP: Novel #2 – March 25, 2015

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

“Appropriate” is a word I always spell wrong until I consult a dictionary.

Project: Novel #2
Genre: Crime thriller
New Words Inserted: 443
Total Wordcount: 74,057
Total Pagecount: 363

WIP: Novel #2 – March 24, 2015

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Today’s productivity was worse than yesterday’s and for the same reason, got something on my mind and can’t focus on the work. The thing that’s on my mind is personal and so I won’t be spilling the beans.

Project: Novel #2
Genre: Crime thriller
New Words Inserted: 308
Total Wordcount: 73,614
Total Pagecount: 361

WIP: Novel #2 – March 23, 2015

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

It was a slow day. I had something on my mind and couldn’t focus on the work.

Project: Novel #2
Genre: Crime thriller
New Words Inserted: 489
Total Wordcount: 73,306
Total Pagecount: 359

WIP: Novel #2 – March 22, 2015

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

I’m going to start posting my writing progress stats on my blog again. This time, instead of putting the stats at the bottom of any random post, I’ll give the stats their own WIP posts .

The current project is Novel #2 (I’m not ready to reveal the actual title.). It is a crime thriller. Since I haven’t posted stats in a while, I can’t tell you what the latest input was, but I have been working on it. Currently the total wordcount is 72,817 and the total pagecount is 357.

My next progress stat update will include the old progress form that I have been using on Facebook for the last few years.

The Borrowers, by Mary Norton

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

untitledI was introduced to the Borrowers some years ago when I saw the movie, the one where John Goodman plays the villain. I liked the movie and thought I should give the book a read, though it took me a while to get around to it. As is usually the case, the book is not quite like the movie.

The Borrowers, by Mary Norton, is a fun children’s book about tiny people living  under the kitchen floor of a great big house.. It’s never specified when the story is taking place, but I think it’s set around the early 1900s, in England.

Only one family of Borrowers is left in the big house owned by Aunt Sophy. The rest of the Borrower families have moved out for one reason or another and have not been heard from since. Though Arrietty, her mother Homily and her father Pod convince themselves that there are many more Borrowers in the world, they might well be the last of the Borrowers. Arrietty meets Sophy’s nephew, the Boy, and the Boy offers to help her find other Borrowers, if they can be found. Among other things.

Branch, by Gustavo Bondoni

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

branchBranch, by Gustavo Bondoni, is a novella about the discovery of a new human species. They look and behave like the rest of us, but they’re not quite like us. The biggest difference is that our species and theirs cannot breed.

So, there is a team of scientists working in India, at the village where this new species lives. Most of the scientists are good, decent and sensible people, but one of them is a royal pain in the ass.

When India’s soldiers move to the village to assure the safety and secrecy of the villagers, everything is peachy until the doctor with the bad attitude decides to spread the word about the villagers being different from the rest of the human race. The news spreads around the world and soon there are thousands of bigots who think the world would be better off if this new branch of the human race is eliminated, in the name of God, of course.

A fun read. Some bits stirred my emotions.  Bondoni did it right.