My dearest Blogger friends,
Hello and welcome, once again, to the High Cost of this Low Living.
If I didn't love the title of my blog so much I might be apt to change it. You see while it is still high cost, it isn't quite so low as one would gather from the title.
Contrarily, it is rather good living but nonetheless the title remains.
Today marked a milestone in my writing career. My new book topped the 20,000-word mark. Dialing in at 20,067 words. 1/3 of the way to a full novel length.
I am averaging 1500-2000 words every time I sit down with a few longer bursts of 3-4 thousand.
Not bad me thinks. I only started 27 days ago. At this rate, I will be finished by April.
I am excited, yet pessimistic. (It's in my nature) I really don't expect much to come of it, yet still I write. Practice makes good! Most would say perfect but is there such a thing as a perfect book?
Some would say yes, and most would cite the Bible, which is obscene, but all books end. All good books leave you wanting more, but none are perfect.
My only desire is to find a handful of people who will love it for what it is and it will spark dreams of their own adventure.
Fame and fortune? Oh, man wouldn't that be nice. I don't live in pipe dreams though. There are things that we dream of as kids. Being a professional athlete, Fireman, Doctor, Nurse or Chef.
I dreamt of being a writer. A published one. How amazing would that be? Can you imagine walking through a store and seeing your book on a shelf?
Well, we can all dream, right?
So back to reality.
I finished the painting in the writing room today.
I took down my huge dry erase board and painted the wall behind it. I had previously purchased wooden trim to surround the dry erase board, but I forgot that they sell the sheets of melamine oversize to accommodate for chips in the edges during handling. The trim would be an inch too short. I took the entire sheet of melamine into the garage and shaved two inches of each side and two inches off the length.
After I secured it to the wall I cut and installed the trim around the edges. It gives it a nice finished look. Momma is bringing me home some wood paste to fill in the nail holes and polish off the mitered corners. Then I will stain it to match my writing desk. A nice maple.
I took a little video to show off the room. It isn't much, but I hope you like it.