My children went back to school, today. I’d planned on doing a little work at the old house, getting the last few small things and cleaning a bit in preparation for selling. I woke feeling…physically iffy. I did what I could, but it wasn’t much.
When I got home, I pulled up Detritus…and finished the last two chapters’ edit. I’ve since saved and closed it, and won’t look at it again until Thursday or Friday, when I’ll go over it one more time with fresh eyes before I publish. Yes. This weekend. It’ll be Kindle only, so it shouldn’t take long for it to go live.
And then…then, since I still had over an hour before I had to go get the kids, I pulled up part 3 of The Schrodinger Paradox, and wrote. I got around 1,300 words before I had to quit to go pick my monsters up from school. And fight with the older one about getting his homework done. It took him almost two hours to do twenty minutes’ worth of focusing and just doing the damn worksheets that he could have gotten done at school, if he’d just, y’know, do them. Instead of stare off into space and try to figure out how he could create an AI without it turning Ultron-crazy-murderous.
I have an hour before they go to bed. Once they’re in bed, I’ll see if I can get a bit more done.
So far, that project (parts 1 & 2) is 54K words (without the alterations that may add quite a bit to both parts). Part 3 is 12K words, and spiraling up. I’m guesstimating that this is going to end up somewhere around 95K words (Fire and Forge was 93K words).