This was a very disappointing half week. The story was going gang busters, but stuff happened.
The one thing I did do was fill in a lot of plot holes (and find some inconsistencies I have to deal with). This is intentionally a kind of throwaway ripping yarn, and so I don't mind a certain amount of dumb plotting... but it has to make sense on some level.
But I didn't expect the anonymous thug to show his face and make such a polite threat to the heroine. I also didn't expect the $50,000. I can only say, wow, that puts an interesting complexion on things.
As for my A Round of words in 80 Days update:
The goals for the first quarter of 2014
are to write on the WIP for at least Four 10-minute writing
sprints/bouts/sessions. That makes for about 800-1200 words. I should
be doing at least twice that much, but I've got a lot of other things on
my plate. (Aside from weather.)
Wednesday, Day 3: 4 bouts, for about 1200 words. I wanted to do a session earlier in the day, but ended up replotting some things.
Thursday, Day 4: Day lost to personal stuff.
Friday, Day 5: Day lost because I was an idiot. After being trapped in the house for so long, I decided that I'd try to get back to my regular routine and go out to MacDonalds to type some blog posts early on. I have now discovered the source of my terrible shoulder RSI. It appears to be that danged tiny keyboard on the netbook I use when I'm out of the house, combined with the high restaurant table. (All those days in the house, no trouble. One session out of the house, OUCH!)
Saturday, Day 6: 2 bouts, for about 500 words. Rested shoulder, tried out some other portable keyboards. (For home: Found my new ergonomic keyboard xmas pleasant is Da Bomb! I'll talk about it later. When I can type long enough to write about it.)
I've learned my lesson and I'm not going to predict anything for this week. In my pain-inducing session on Friday, I did get some nice rough drafting done on some posts about plot. However, they aren't ready to post yet, so what will get posted on Friday will depend on the shoulder.
See you in the funny papers.