It’s a bit stormy through the Mid-Atlantic right now. Last night, as I was going to bed, I heard something fall. Worried about it, wondered about it — but nothing came crashing through the roof, so I went to sleep. This morning, I found this branch off the walnut tree in our backyard. I’ve been meaning to call someone to deal with it for a while now. Anyway, I now have a to-do on my list for March (better weather, I hope) to call someone to take it down — with the phone number, so I don’t have any excuse.
Today is, without a doubt, the best writing day I’ve had in a long time. I hit that “the end is sight” point (though really it’s still thousands of words away), and everything just started flowing. Very pleased about this.
Words written today: 5,051
Words written 2017: 33,786
Average words/day 2017: 1,469
Books completed 2017: none yet (getting close!)
Pages read: 1 chapter so far
Books read 2017: 1
Exercise reps: 0
I didn’t exercise today mostly because I was so busy sitting at the computer typing. Tomorrow, I’ll get different exercise — lifting many boxes of Girl Scout cookies for transport — so I’ll be counting that, regardless of whether I do formal reps of any sort.
The other big thing on my agenda is Boskone, coming up next month in Boston (February 17-19). This year, I’m going to be on programming for the first time! I’m feeling a little out of my depth, to be quite honest, but I’m hoping that’s just the impostor syndrome talking. My schedule:
The Once and Future Teen
Friday 18:00 – 19:00, Marina 2 (Westin)
Erin M. Hartshorn, Cerece Rennie Murphy, Tui Sutherland, Melanie Meadors (M), Hillary Monahan
How to Design a Game
Friday 20:00 – 21:00, Burroughs (Westin)
Carlos Hernandez, Stephen P. Kelner Jr. (M), Brianna Spacekat Wu, Erin M. Hartshorn, James Moore
Pictionary with the Pros
Friday 22:00 – 23:00, Burroughs (Westin)
Bob Kuhn (M), E. C. Ambrose, Erin M. Hartshorn
The Perfect Teenage Hero
Saturday 11:00 – 12:00, Harbor III (Westin)
Ken Altabef (M), Jeremy Flagg, Lauren Roy, Erin M. Hartshorn
Reading by Erin M. Hartshorn
Saturday 12:30 – 13:00, Griffin (Westin)
Cutting-Edge Medical Advances — Science or Science Fiction?
Sunday 11:00 – 12:00, Marina 2 (Westin)
Robert B. Finegold M.D., Justine Graykin, Erin M. Hartshorn, David G. Shaw (M)
Great Beach Reads in Winter
Sunday 13:00 – 14:00, Burroughs (Westin)
Tui Sutherland, William Hayashi, Erin M. Hartshorn (M), Susan Jane Bigelow
P.S. If you’re going to Boskone and want Girl Scout cookies, but haven’t found a local supplier, let me know what you’d like and I can bring them with me.