Catching up is hard to do

Good news! We got our Internet back Saturday night. Major kudos to Wildblue Satellite engineer Peter Pigeon, who arrived at 7:00pm and stayed until everything wrong was fixed. He said he’d come and he did. And he came with everything he needed to make things right. It’s just too bad that the companies they outsource to were liars and incompetents and basically didn’t care at all about Wildblue’s actual customers.

Ah. You Tube, how I missed you. No new AuthorTalk vids but I watched the man-slave episode a few times, and then some others because I way needed the laughs. And then Jill Monroe actually friended me on Facebook. Squeeee!! And then she even messaged me! We are now BFF forever, I can feel it.

Anyway, yesterday, the page proofs for Scandal arrived and since there was no soccer, I was able to get through the entire book in a day and return the fixes.

Of course that meant I wasn’t working on The Next Historical but I did get some stuff done last night. Today there was soccer so I didn’t get as much done as I wanted to. And, as it happens, I ended up cutting more than I wrote. But the dreck needs to go and that’s what happened. Tomorrow, I think I need to whack a whole chapter or else figure out where it needs to go. Right now it’s totally in the wrong place. But I’m up to chapter 16 in this unbelievably slow process of fixing stuff. Painfully, painfully slow.

I’m anxious to get to the back half of the book which is good because I’m finally feeling my hero and heroine the way I need to. The emotional points are starting to pull together. And I know what I need to do. What I don’t know is how many existing chapters need to bite the dust. I suspect a lot of them. Way a lot.

Anyhow, tomorrow I am doing the day job from home because they sprang for a wireless card with decent enough speed to actually work from home. Satellite is way not fast enough. So, we’ll see. My son doesn’t have school tomorrow, but he’s catching up on 10 days of no World of Warcraft, so I don’t expect he’ll be out of bed much before noon. I will be getting up at the usual time but without the driving to work bit, I should be done with the EDJ by 2:00 or so.

We shall see. Wish me luck.

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