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25 March 2020

Song Mood: Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve.  I always liked the Verve and Coldplay.  They kind of sooth me when I get really depressed.  This lyric is awesome, it makes me feel like someone really understands: I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah.  I put on some Pandora while I was working this morning.  The song that has been plaguing me for at least a week keeps on playing in my head.  So I put on some music as I worked.  Then after a while, turned it off once I wasn’t thinking of the song.

I know, I should be writing on my novel.  Well, the books I ordered a week ago came and so I figured a quick note in my journal would suffice for writing and then I will start reading one of them.  The paperbacks for Tor.com get printed in the same place where the books I have on Amazon get printed.  At the very back it tells the date that the book was printed on.
I am closely examining them.  Sometime over the weekend, I will set up a template for the front and then a template for the back.  Then I will figure out the word count by using the law of averages.  Average out the number of words on three random lines and multiply that by the number of lines on the page.  And then average out three random pages and multiply that by the number of pages from the start of the story to the end.  That will give a rough estimate of how many words that story has.  And that should give me an idea of how the story that I’m writing should be, if I want it to be 120 pages.
Two of the books, the authors are like and have no chapters, they break the book into sections or scenes, whatever you want to call it.

We are coming close to the end of the second week of quarantine.  I haven’t heard what my company is going to do yet, so I will probably return to the office next week.  My cousin’s daughter says that school will be out for at least another month.

Pros: I’m saving on gas money.

Cons: My office is make sift and isn’t ergonomic.  Which means my wrists and hips and back hurt.

The in between.  Family.  When my cousin is home, he likes to watch inappropriate anime, or as I like to call it: naughty cartoons.  He’s laughing and have a good time while I’m getting through work.

My cousin’s daughter likes to yell at her dog and listen to loud music.  
But then she laughs, we watch Father Brown with her grandparents, at Lady Felicia whenever she screams.  Which is like every other show.  The body is shown.  Then we see Lady Felicia enter the room and I know the character is going to scream at any moment and then my cousin’s daughter laughs and says Lady F sounds like a goat.

Family is family.  They don’t distract nor bother me while I’m working.


Tomorrow, I will do some planning and some writing.  I will get the week’s groceries, a few cigars and some Guinness.  This weekend, I plan to get some writing done and then map out what I’m going to do next.

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