Thursday, February 4: Gut check continues
The day began with an electrical failure just as we finished getting ready. Ultimately it was a rather simple to diagnose and easy to fix, but not before it chewed up all of my morning. In the afternoon, I experienced a software failure that also was ultimately a minor inconvenience, but nonetheless took productive hours away. And, after dinner, I had to go to my mother-in-law’s home, where she was recovering from a grease fire that she had extinguished in the last moments that it still could be. It is interesting to me how life (or something) puts up these obstacles.
Thursdays are designated for upgrading my tools and processes, so the software allowed me to move on a change I had planned anyway. I use Emacs for almost all my writing. Emacs has different packages to optimize if for doing different things. For a long time, I’ve had a collection of my own code that I use to track my writing and to export it to various formats for publication. Today I worked toward turning my custom code into a dedicate mode for Emacs. It isn’t that much work, and I got enough of it done to be able to use it. Though I’m not ready to make it public yet, it will soon have all the functionality I need to work, and I may share it with the world soon after.
Writing: Spring Rains
Plodding along, I was able to get a dedicated writing session in late at night, adding another 1100 words, for a grand total so far of 12,350 words. That’s already half as along as Winter Kills. I only wanted Spring Rains to be 50,000 words long in total, and I’m probably not halfway done with Part 1 (of 4), so I am way over that pace. I’m not very happy with that, but I don’t see a good option other than to keep going and see what I find.
- Fiction words today: 1150
- Weblog words today: 350
I need to find the overdrive gear. Seriously.