Update 1-25-2014

January 25th, 2014

This is my second attempt at doing an update. I did one last night was chock full of wit and wisdom. I was quite proud of myself. Then, I was smote by the computer gods for my hubris. I had to do a hard reboot of my old and decrepit computer. When I came back, I figured I’d already saved everything, so why would I need to go through the recovery process? I dismissed the recovered files, and a few hours later, sent off the update to Invid Fan, my friend and mentor who does all the web work for this page (check out his page on ASSTR). This afternoon in an email, he informed me the update I sent him was blank. Dag Nabbit! &$+&!^){@*”# and everything else I can think of for good measure.

OK, here we go again. Progress last week was slowed quite a bit by a cold. Since it’s almost impossible to get Sudafed where I live, my go-to cold medicine in years gone by, thanks to the MethHeads who use it to cook up their vile brew, I was reduced to using NyQuil. That concoction works well enough, but at the cost of making me very sleepy and muddy-headed. Pretty much every night last week, I fell asleep on the sofa after supper, remaining there until it was time to wake up and go to sleep in my real bed.

I’m feeling a lot better now. Last night, I was up well past midnight – well past – trying to get caught up. If I do say so myself, I made some excellent progress. The Muses have gone back to their puckish ways, but the did offer up a couple of excellent clues, and I was able to use those constructively. As such, I’m now about ¾ of the way through the rough draft. Barring some other computer calamity, by this time next week, I’ll be in the process of editing – rewriting, cutting, slicing, knitting together, and all that fun stuff.

So, until next week, have faith that I am working, and I am making progress.