Happy Chinese New Year

Woke up at 1:45 AM feeling like a cross between the buzzard’s breakfast and a bag of hammered rat turds, but writers on deadline don’t get sick days. Sleep-in-late days, yeah. But you don’t get to go back to bed until the words are done anyway, so the workday is what it is, and looking busy is useless.

Today, I’m starting at 100,110, and will finish at 103,110 or better. at 100,000, I crossed the point where I could look at the little word counter at the bottom of Word and know how far I was. Now I have to click. That’s always a nice milestone.

After those words, finishing the new romantic suspense paranormal proposal for Claire. That’s a whole lot of words — can I just say “proposal”?

TALYN has a cover posted at Amazon. This is the first I’ve seen of it — if I get anything bigger and clearer, I’ll post it on the site.

And my Chinese horoscope for the year?

Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996
A busy and varied year, but all turns out well. Initiative is the key to advancement, but don’t fritter away your new-found wealth. You’ll have some family problems but a full social calendar.

Having no old-found wealth, new-found wealth would be a step in the right direction. I’m all in favor. And I’m not buying that bit about the full social calendar at all. I have a date with my keyboard for the rest of the year. Unless that’s what they meant.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.

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