I want to be perfect, but sometimes it isn’t worth the time. I did finally write the chapter on Slim today. I was going to wait until morning to post it, but I decided to go ahead now. It’s not perfect, but right now, I don’t have a perfect chapter in me. That will have to wait for the rewrite, if I ever get there.
I’m up to 7500 words. If I go in one direction, it will be around 15,000 words, or another would make it more substantial, maybe 30,000. I still don’t see a path to novel-length.
Today was a hot one, but I did my workout before the mercury hit 80°. It was supposed to be a run, but my ankle ached, and I decided to walk until it loosened up. It never did. Still, a 3-mile walk burns the same number of calories as a 3-mile run. It just takes longer, and looks a little embarrassing when it gets posted on my running site.
Let’s just say my running has been far from perfect lately.
Perfection and I are uneasy bedfellows. My writing is far from perfect right now, too. It’s fast and furious, but maybe I should take more time on it. If I was going to do that, I wouldn’t be posting it online. I would be hiding it and sending samples to literary agents, maybe not as slimy as Slim, but beggars can’t be choosers.
And I’m a beggar?
Maybe. I do have some publications, but they are all out of print, well, all but one article, but like JJ, that’s under another name, and it’s a short biographical article. No huge royalties, none at all, in fact. I think they paid $15 for it, which isn’t even an hour of my time. There is also my anthology, which your conscience should be telling you to buy. You have been reading enough of my writing here (click on Buy! above). My brother-in-law loves it. (He just sent me an email about it.)
I did a little more of my paid work today, but not as much as I wanted. Today is shopping day, and I had more to do than usual. While I wasn’t doing any of that, I was watching people walk and run by my window, so wearing hardly anything, which for some was fine with me, but for others, I wished they would put something on. If I ever get to that state, I will do the honorable thing.
Me, yes, but the garden is, too, so I should water it and then have some dinner.
No promises for tomorrow.