Yesterday it struck me that the Strongbox Chronicles might make a good quick read. I think that’s the first time I’ve ever actually had a genuine impulse to read one of my own books. I haven’t yet done so, but maybe I will in the next few days. It sounds like just the right speed.
I managed to break 75K on HOUSE OF CARDS. I’ve got about 40K sitting in the wings, waiting to be heavily revised and re-used, but damned if I can get to the point where I get to start doing that.
Zilli has been sleeping in a box of paper in my office most of the afternoon (because, I think, I was in there. In the office, not the box. We wouldn’t both fit in the box. I wouldn’t fit in it even without a cat. Anyway, he started complaining after I left, but his irritation at being left alone is not yet greater than his fondness for the box.). His paw doesn’t look as badly swollen now, and he’s been sleeping in a variety of positions, some of which /must/ put pressure on it, so hopefully he’s okay. I will still feel better after we’ve brought him to the vet, and,
ytd wordcount: 98,000
miles to Minas Tirith: 154