Sunday I finished the second draft of my novel. It has been a long journey which began over the summer. And I am still far from finished because I have several more drafts left. But the job feels less daunting.
Technically, I consider a novel to progress in stages. I am still in the hacking and slashing stage, but I finished converting it from a screenplay format into novel format late Sunday night. That also means the word count exploded from approximately thirty-five thousand words to sixty-five thousand words. And I still have not reached my favorite part of the novel.
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Remember the kittens my wife and I found in the garage a couple weeks ago? One was dead, three were alive. Well two of the three kittens survived, and they seem to be doing well. My wife bottle fed the kittens every four hours… which left her exhausted… and also left me exhausted because I woke up most of the time when she fed the kittens.
Starting Friday October 17th, the kittens began sleeping through the night without needing fed… at 2 a.m., 6 a.m., etc… so that has made things easier! But my sleep schedule still has me waking up at odd times of the night. When my sleep schedule finally resets I will feel better about the kittens.
These pictures were taken Friday October 17th, when the kittens were 15 days old.
Can you resist the cuteness? My wife says they are cuties
Kittens – 15 Days Old
My wife says the kittens are cute. I don’t know. Maybe, but they messed up my sleep schedule (and my wife’s sleep schedule). Now that we can start sleeping better maybe the kittens will look cuter to me. Maybe…
Have you seen the movie “The BoxTrolls (2014)”?
Well, here is a low cost Halloween idea for ya :-)
BoxTrolls for Halloween
Just cut a hole in the bottom so the kid can walk :-)