May 22, 2013 Progress Notes:
On Roadstead Farm
Words today: 1000.
Words total: 68,500.
Reason for stopping: Iron Man 3. It's P.'s and my first anniversary tonight, even though we're both on deadline.
Darling du Jour: The lieutenant's discipline sagged; just enough to speak of long miles, and a hope wasting on wintering branches.
Mean Things: Realizing your best friend is kind of cutthroat; doing a terrible thing to a poor opportunistic cat who was motivated by nothing but snacks.
Research Roundup: Common Lebanese family names; actual shape of a pinafore.
Books in progress: matociquala, Range of Ghosts.
That's the rest of Chapter 12, and a scene and a half of Chapter 13, and a bunch of debris and bits of wrong turns thrown out of the file to fend for themselves.
I should just retitle this book YE OLDE TALE OF PEOPLE GETTING INTO EACH OTHER'S BUSINESS (ALSO MONSTERS). That's all anyone seems to do around here, possibly due to the Margaret Lawrence/Sinclair Ross side of the genetic code. I'm sending them all to an effective counselor for communication training. And I will try to make this conversation pass the Bechdel Test in the next draft.