Trust me, that picture doesn’t do the muck justice. It’s snow mixed with rain, and when it hits the ground turns into cold slush. It’s really windy, and people are afraid to drive. Welcome to winter in Iowa.
If you can’t tell, I detest it. Yes, snow’s pretty. Then the dogs go out and decorate the winter wonderland with brown and yellow, and the front yard is destroyed by Grace’s wanderings. Rob breaks a snow blower every year, and I wind up shoveling because he’s magically out of town on the worst days. No, he doesn’t do it on purpose but it sure seems like it.
And then there’s the moronic drivers. NEWSFLASH: your four-wheel drive SUV doesn’t do SH*T on ice or packed down snow that rides like ice. So driving 55 in an ice storm and slamming on the breaks is going to put you right in the ditch along with whoever you’re tailgating. All you people in the midwest know what I’m talking about: what types of cars do you usually see in the ditches? The SUVs. Again, morons.
What does this have to do with Row80? Nothing, really. I just feel bah-humbugish this morning. But I have had a productive few days. Most of my agent research is done, I got the synopsis for INTO THE DARK down to one page (it needs some work, but getting there), and I wrote over 1000K on THE PROPHET. Oh, and tomorrow’s Thriller Thursday post is done, too.
Today’s supposed to be a writing day, but with physical therapy and then getting ready for my trip to Minnesota tomorrow, I’m not sure how much I’ll get done. That’s right, I’m leaving tomorrow afternoon to see my best friend and trusted writing confidant. I know some of you are probably shaking your head, but trust me, Kristine is the first person to tell me when something’s not working. She doesn’t worry about feelings, thank God.
Since I’m out of town, I don’t have a big list of goals, but Kristine and I are going to work on the synopsis and first three chapters of INTO THE DARK.
Goals for next check in:
*Finalize single page synopsis for INTO THE DARK.
*Get single page synopsis down to 3-5 paragraphs.
*Get first three chapters finalized.
What about you guys? How’s your week been so far? How are you NaNo-er’s fairing?