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13 May 2021

 Song mood: Times Like These by the Foo Fighters.

Tonight, I got some writing done.  The next scene for my serial fantasy novel.  Probably not what I wanted to write, but it was something. Tomorrow I will do a quick edit.

I wanted to write a scene about Phoebe, Inspector Trevor’s future wife.  I am hoping that my fictional character will get me through until I am able to find a woman who can see me.  So Phoebe is going to be fun, light hearted and kind.  I’m going to tweak scene.  Where she’s at the crime scene, Inspector Trevor comes on scene and she’s waving her hands saying yoohoo.  And the detective is shaking his head.  Then he tries to get past before any of his men see him, because he has a reputation of a hard nosed copper to keep.  And he fails, she talks to him like he’s a good dog and his men laugh at him.

My uncle is coming to town this weekend.  And if it weren’t for that, I would have made a small trip to KC.  I would have made my own little writer’s retreat where I wrote the whole day Saturday and eat only pizza.  But my uncle is coming and I want to see him.  I haven’t seen him in over a year.

Thursdays, I hang out at the cigar shop with my mystery writer friend.  I enjoy my talks with him while he is doing his photography work.  We talked about dream homes and vacations.  My dream home is a tiny house in the middle of a forest in the Cascade mountains.  Just far enough away from people but close enough to a town where I can get supplies when needed.  I would have a jeep to get me around. 

I miss talking with friends.  This last year was rough, because I didn’t have people who wanted to talk with me.  Now I have at least one friend who will talk with me, and it’s great.

In June my writer’s group will get back together.  It will be shorter meetings, but meetings none the less.  I hope they aren’t on Sunday, because that’s family day.  I would have miss them.  This weekend, I will write a short story so that I have something to read at the meetings.  I will only workshop short stories.  Because the workshop, for me is something to learn from.  Trying to workshop a novel at 5 pages a week will take forever.  A short story, what you learn from the short story can be applied to the novel.  You can workshop many different types of short stories and learn a whole lot more.  Anyway.

The short story will be about a diabetic man in the zombie apocalypse who has just run out of insulin and has to make a trip to the hospital that is three miles down the road.

I’m still sore from running yesterday. Didn’t do much exercising today.  New target weight will be 142.  I want to look good this summer.

Now, one more day of work and I’ll shift into weekend mode.


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