Today's update is about my staycation. As most of you know, I've parlayed using two days worth of leave accruals (vacation and p.l. time) into a four paid/six overall days off from work. And unlike other staycations experienced by me, in which the best laid plans (aka Ravishing Ronald-The DeNatured Boy)* get steamrolled by a gruesome reality check (aka The Crusher)*.
Anywho, this time, the plan of attack that I had all scoped out was very simple: write. It didn't matter what the writing project was, I needed to write. And that required, among other things, to seriously disconnect from the 'Net. Which means that one of the two writing projects that I'm currently juggling couldn't be done on this computer (aka Windows 7). It had to be done on my almost as old as my cell phone (11 years) XP computer (9 years). Why? No 'Net. Made things super duper simple as answering yes or no to the question of, is you a human?
So. We managed to churn out, as of the day this post being written, I churned out 2,562 words. Now if you whip out your handy dandy calculator and do this simple math problem:
2,562 words/5 days=
You get for an answer: 512.4 per day. Now for most of you semi-professional and extremely talented folks out there who could write themselves out of a blinding snowstorm in their skivvies, that may seem like serious chump change (pardon me, do you have change for a nickel?). But for yours truly, who has bored people ad nauseum about his health issues for the past several years, this is actually quite an accomplishment. For those of you who wonder just exactly what WPM speed is, it's somewhere in the general area of my soon to be 15 year old daughter's age. Yeah, it's just that slow.
But, while I've been having a ton o' fun writing and not remembering anything about work, I did do some serious stuff as well. Like, remembering the wife's 54th b-day and not celebrating Valentine's day. And actually spending some quality time with both childrens (soon to be 15 year old daughter and 23 1/2 year old son), and actually finding out that said daughter now has a boyfriend (as opposed to a friend that is a boy), and sadly, cleaning up yet another non-immediate family member financial miscue.
So that is all the fun that is fit to print, and be sure to tune in next week, when I'll unveil the new titles to my prequel novel and sequel novella, and why Connecticut taxpayers are getting the unexpected shaft from former Guv'nor John Rowland. And remember, I can also be found on Amazon, Smashwords and Books by G.B. Miller, as well as on Facebook.
*two wrestling characters from a classic Bugs Bunny cartoon.
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