greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

Howard Hughes and the Coming of December

And here we are on the first day of the last month of 2013. We have rain, not the day the weather prognosticators promised us. I was going to go OUT THERE, but in this weather there seems little fucking point. Especially given how far behind I am on work. I may have broken my own record for being behind. Okay, well probably not. After all, The Drowning Girl: A Memoir was delivered about a year late, if we decide tardiness based on so arbitrary a thing as a contract. But I am, nonetheless, terribly behind. I'd planned to have Cherry Bomb finished by the middle of the summer. I failed to take into account how disruptive the trip to New Orleans for be. So, by my own reckoning, Cherry Bomb should have been finished four months ago. But I am not late in the sense that I've asked for an extension or anything. I had to get two with The Drowning Girl: A Memoir.

Yesterday I wrote a very respectable 1,537 words on the fourth chapter of what I sincerely hope is the final Siobhan Quinn book I ever agree to write. I am now approximately 31,693 words from THE END.

Benchmarks keep me going.

Nothing much else to say for now, so...

À la prochaine,
Tante Bête
Tags: cherry bomb, deadlines, new orleans, quinn, the drowning girl
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