#254: Minor Setbacks

#254: Minor Setbacks
Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI

Somewhat of a travel week this week. Drove to Grand Rapids on Wednesday to see G, a New York friend who has an installation at this year’s Artprize. Then J and I were supposed to fly to Austin but our Friday flight got canceled so we came out yesterday instead.

On top of all that, I caught a mild cold and have been sleeping a lot. I did, however, manage to get in a full writing session on the plane. My overall goal is 50k words by the end of the month, and at my current pace it’s looking closer to 40k. (NB: this number is somewhat arbitrary as the novel’s going to be as long as it needs to be, but so far it’s been a useful target.)

There hasn’t been much action on house this week, just a lot of waiting: waiting for the plumber to run the new gas lines, waiting for the electrician to get started, and waiting (still) for the new windows and doors to be delivered and installed. We did get the kitchen sink and faucet, and the range hood, but there’s still plenty to do before we can put those in.

I hope to have more to report next Sunday. In the meantime, I’m focused on recovery, spending time here with J’s family, and finishing the rest of the historical storyline for the new manuscript.