Friday, November 15, 2013

3340 Words! It is Finished!!

My family has been through hell because of me.  How and why they all still love me is beyond my understanding, really.   They tell me I have always been a steady presence when they have had problems, so there is no question that I have earned the returned favor.  I wish I remembered when I was a steady presence instead of a constant nuisance.  

Woot! Thanks for reading!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

1409 Words

The three of them arrive with a cartoon like clamor.  Annie is stumbly and confused, Carly loud and frightened, Andy in charge, but clearly not in control.  

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

150 Words

"I can tell you he was alive when we put him in the ambulance.”  

(Interesting day...)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

1586 Words

“This family has done enough hospital time.”  

Bruce and Casey are huddled together in the corner of a dismal, gray-walled, surgery waiting room.  They have not been able to find Rachel.  They only know they are expected to wait in this 4th floor holding area so the doctor will know where to find them when there is news.  

(If you're wondering about progress, dear friends - I am just shy of 60K words - 200-250 pages - and the story is winding down. I am 11 days from absolute deadline.)

Monday, November 11, 2013

2102 Words

It has been eight days of unmitigated chaos and Bruce is ready for one blessedly quiet night with a Cuban cigar and a 15 year old bottle of whiskey.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

746 Words

And so, against a wall of protests from the entire family, Annie had spent the last two nights with Bruce.  
(Sunday malaise...guests coming for dinner.)  

Saturday, November 9, 2013

1518 Words

Jane sighs and wishes she knew more.  When she saw Annie Friday, they had happily reviewed her green grocery list, compared it carefully to her tan meal plan, and talked about setting a table, putting on make-up, and smiling through small moments of confusion.    
(Working on Saturday morning is not fun.  But I'm on the downhill side of this mountain.  Hope to finish the book ahead of schedule!)