If I were diligent I'd keep going and have a 3k day. I'm close enough, and as of this writing, it's early enough.
All the same, I satisfied; I wrote some really key scenes and my brain is tired. So instead of trying to write 800 more words tonight, I will, instead, reward myself by reading the first chapter of The Tangled Cord.
Today's Progress: 2272 words on In Flight.
Key scenes include: the first impact between Reef and Angela -- too early for there to be
any romantic overtones, and Angela is in no mood to notice if there was,
yet I think I managed to set it up. Also the scene where Angela and
June meet up to plot their escape, which is so tricky. I need to let
the audience read between the lines on a few things Angela will miss, while keeping everybody in the dark on other things.
Eating, Watching, Reading
I've been baking up a storm while the nights are cool. By tomorrow night it is supposed to be too hot for me to even sleep. So I made bread and tuna casserole by request, and also my "calico" cookies (peanut butter, pecans, oatmeal, chocolate chip).
Watched this season's last episode of Castle, finally, and I am utterly pissed. Seriously, it was a good episode, but the nasty ending (which I saw coming as soon as he called her from the road) was gratuitous and stupid. They imply he's dead, which he obviously isn't. Which means it's unnecessary, and all it promises is more grueling, tiresome episodes of personal angst. I hate those. I stopped watching the show last time they did that.
If they had ended the season with the previous episode, where Beckett finally closed off the annoying subplot about her mother's killer -- that was satisfying. I would be looking forward to next season. But now, I'm not sure I will watch it at all. I will certainly skip the next few episodes.
I am having much more fun reading right now -- books where the personal angst is contained and dealt with within the episode.
And, okay, I'm re-watching most of the episodes of Agents of SHIELD, where the personal angst is a steady background thing -- it's a soap opera. Unlike Castle, the background mystery is intellectually intriguing. With Castle, I just want Beckett to solve the case and am rooting for Castle to come up with some clever way to help her reach that conclusion. With Agents, I'm actually involved in that puzzle myself. I'm at least as involved in it as the characters are. After every show, I'm discussing the background stuff with my friends, trying to figure it out.
Furthermore, the characters of Agents of SHIELD live in a universe where everything is in upheaval. There are freaking super villains and monsters and deep government conspiracies everywhere. There IS no normal life... and that's the whole point. I watch Castle to for the banter and the light romance and to see how they solve their day to day problems and cases. The occasional threat to that is fine, but I don't watch it to see the world torn apart.
Off to do a little reading.
See you in the funny papers.