I don’t know what my word count is today; I’m not done yet. It’s been a suck of a day. I woke up this morning feeling like dog crap. So I drank my coffee and decided to do my work under the blanket today. Just as I got going, there was an explosion, and the power went out.
Apparently a squirrel had committed suicide on a transformer in my neighborhood. There was nothing I could do. By now I was hungry, so I got dressed and went to my favorite diner and had some lovely French toast and more coffee.
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I then went to the library where I farted around on the internet for about an hour. My neighbor called and said the power was back on. So I went home and farted around some more, answered some emails and watched Judge Judy.
Yes, writers have days like this. If I were working, I would have been at work. I might have gotten more done at lunchtime, but then again maybe not.
I’m working now, but just doing some maintenance on a few scenes. Altogether, I’ve probably hit around 500-600 words for today. Hopefully I’ll get more done before I knock off. I’m still feeling pretty punk, so I may just hit The X-Files and the bed a little early tonight.
Am I disappointed in myself? Yes, but sometimes that’s just the way it goes. There’s no reason to freak out about it, like someone who fell off a diet. I can make up my word count tomorrow.
See you then.
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Those kinds of days really do suck…and the poor little squirrel…hey, is there some way you can memorialize him in your book????
Hmm…well, it’s hard to feel sorry for them when they’re such a pain in the butt!
I’m sure he’s quite happy in squirrel heaven. I do wish the power company would put cages or something over the top of the transformers.
I’ve often wondered why they can’t do that…there has to be something they (the power companies) could do to prevent these kinds of things…even at whatever the cost would be to do it, you’d think it would more than pay for itself when you consider they wouldn’t be paying their crews massive overtime everytime a little fuzzy squirrel decided to do himself in…
I know. There may be an option, but retrofitting an entire city’s transformers may be beyond their capability. After all, my city just HAD to spend $100,000 on wayfarer signs so tourists could find their way around. In a world where EVERYONE HAS GPS. *facepalm*
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