Friday, November 9, 2012

Today we hit the road for a trip down to Charlotte and the Carolina Renaissance Festival. Armed with my iPad, a back of the seat iPad mount, and my Bluetooth Keyboard, I was ready to get to writing on the road! I actually had a pretty good day of writing, despite still trying to fight off whatever infection has snuck into my throat. My energy levels were up and down, so I did take a number of breaks on the trip. But I also got a good deal of writing done. I wrote 2,420 words on the road today, bringing the total for my novel up to 14,460!

The target for today is 15,000 words, so I’m still 540 words behind, but I did make some great strides at catching up. Tomorrow and Sunday I’ll be spending time at CRF, so I don’t know if there will be diary entries here, or if I’ll end up with no time to get any writing in. I’d like to at least squeeze some words in this weekend, just to keep in the habit, but I can’t guarantee that you’ll see a diary entry until Monday.

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Another short writing day today, folks. The majority of my day has been spent preparing for an excursion down to the Carolina Renaissance Festival this weekend. This is part of an annual pilgrimage to visit with friends from all over the country at CRF in an event known as the CRF invasion. Today was spent packing everything up, so I didn’t get to writing until very late in the day. As such, I didn’t get much more than 1000 words written.

What did surprise me was the reaction to my political essay from yesterday. Overnight this has become my most popular post ever, and has set a new high water mark for this blog. What’s more, so far I’ve only received positive feedback from the post. Now, that may mean that it has only been seen by like-minded folks, or that those who disagree have just written me off as an idiot who isn’t worth their time. We’ll see. Still, it is nice to see that people are reading something I’ve written.

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