I did what I set out to do last week. I got up every morning and headed straight to my computer, wrote, wrote, wrote. Took a break around noon to let my laptop cool off and eat, back to work, another break around 4 pm, then back to work, until 9 or 10 pm.
And I have 103 pages of a novelette in rough draft form. So I proved to myself that it can be done and I can do it.
And this has been one of my best vacations ever, except for my poor back muscles from sitting in this frigging chair. I have definitely been off in a very different space from my workaday world.
There's still work to be done on this story, it's rough. But the bones are done, now to add muscle and flesh to it, tone it up.
Good for me.
On the birthday front, my granddaughter turned four and had a small party as she requested.
Other news: the new location of East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse opened at 47th and Telegraph in Oakland in a store floored with ex-bowling alley wood. The space is sunny and gorgeous: