Whew boy has it been crazy around here.
Princess Monster practically burned the house down yesterday in the five minutes I was gone to pick up her sisters in the rain at the bus stop. Even though we’ve been over the “don’t cook while Mom isn’t home” rule a dozen (million) times, she tried to make some hot tea, somehow “tripped” (that’s her story and she’s sticking to it) and dropped a full bag of Splenda blend (the 50-50 sugar mix) on the hot burner. The plastic bag melted and dumped a pound of sugar out on the GLASS TOP STOVE. Needless to say, she now has the record for creating the worst mess (other than bodily functions) I’ve ever had to clean. Luckily no monsters were harmed and the burnt sugar smell has now faded.
The Evil Day Job continues to be very busy right now, consuming my brain enough during the day that I don’t feel like writing much at night. However, I am still getting up D&E, so I’m clearing about 1K a day. I need more, but I’ll take what I can get until things settle down a bit.
I didn’t allow myself to come make an update here until I finished a promised interview that was a couple of days late. Mea culpa. Tomorrow, I can’t post an update until I complete the final read-thru of Hurt Me So Good before Victor goes to print. Wheeeee!
Total word count: 28,846
I posted on Twitter this morning that I finished a tough scene, and the next one is THE DREAM SCENE. The one I originally dreamed about that gave me the entire story in a lightning bolt of inspiration. Yes, my friends, the pyramid sacrifice! Whew. It might take me a week to get through it, but afterwards, the plot will unfold super quickly. I hope!
I imagined him standing on top of pyramid with a bloody heart in his hand, and my stomach heaved.
He laughed, but it was a harsh, wry sound that made my eyes burn. “Exactly. Although the kind of sacrifice I require would not involve pulling your still-beating heart from your chest, noyollotl.”