How is it already time for another progress report?
Okay, so, I haven’t actually gotten much written so far this week. I spent some time doing a full read through now that I’ve stitched together the new and old portions of She’s Got A Way. Made a few more tweaks there, and I’m largely ready to move forward.
Yesterday I took a chill day and read, knocking out my second Kate Perry book. I’m totally geeking out and mapping her formula. In a spreadsheet. Color-coded, because that’s how I roll. It’s weird because it absolutely doesn’t adhere to the 4 act story structure I’m used to, but as a reader, it’s totally working for me. So I’m analyzing it–natch–because I’m a social scientist. It’s really interesting.
The rest of my extra time the last day has been taken up with trying to locate the owners of a sweet older black lab who’s showed up in our neighborhood. We’ve got the local social media chain going and I’ve called all the local vets to get the word out. The temperature is going to PLUMMET tonight, so hopefully we’ll find his parents. If not, well, we’ve got a giant crate and we won’t let him freeze. I’m pretty sure we have some signal beacon shining above our house in a visual range people can’t see that dogs can. The Paw Signal: Alert! All Lost Dogs! These People Will Help You Get Home! Because we do this kind of thing all the time. There are worse superpowers to have.