Time for a check-in.
Let’s start by reviewing my original goals.
1. Complete at least one part of my new WIP, codenamed TEXTER. It’s a horror-crime sort of deal, and no, it’s nothing like Jeff Lindsay’s brilliant Dexter novels. TEXTER is just a codename I came up with to keep from revealing the actual working title until I’m ready to. Get two parts written, if I can.
The code-named project TEXTER is well on its way for Part One.
Part One will be written in five or six lengthy chapters. I’m currently in the middle of Chapter Four. That’s about 18,000 words in, so far, with probably in the neighborhood of another 9,000 to 14,000 words before it’s ready for the editor.
There will probably be two additional parts after Part One. Or more. But I’m pleased with my progress.
It’s been a summer of creativity for me, too.
I have two new projects I plan to work on, as soon as I can. One is codenamed POTUS Sitcom. The other is codenamed DN Girl. That’s all I can say about them now, because they’re just ideas.
2. Produce one new short for my secret pen name. Just one, but it needs to be done to liven things up with that name. Probably sooner than later.
Not yet. Too busy with other stuff. But it is needed.
3. Find time to work on finalizing EyeCU. It’s tiring to even think about this one, but it needs to happen.
Nah, I gotta ride this wave of new creativity. I plan to come back to this, but it isn’t happening in July.
4. Write at least one new message for my faith community. (Because it’s coming up and I need to get it done.)
I’ve written three, actually, and a fourth on the way. I’ve been needed, and that’s a nice feeling, but combined it’s gonna take 20K of word progress away from other things. Fortunately, I love doing these messages, so I don’t mind at all!
And that’s my creative life.
On the personal side, I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes about a month ago and got serious about walking to help me lose weight, so I don’t die.
So far I’ve lost over seven pounds in the first month, walking an average of about 7,000 steps a day (my minimum for July has been 6,500 steps).
See y’all soon.