Mar. 19th, 2017

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Lots of deer and squirrels wandering around the neighborhood, foraging for something to eat with the snow covering the ground. Haven’t gotten a good picture of the deer recently, but I did get a hoof print. Yes, I know it’s not very impressive.

Words written today: 1,647
Words written this month: 13,993
Words written 2017: 70,620
Average words/day 2017: 917
Books completed 2017: 1
Pages read: at least 8 chapters
Books read 2017: 4
Exercise reps: 0

I hit both the goals I set for myself yesterday! More tomorrow.

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I forgot to take a picture of the French toast, of course, and my kids prefer the usual form of French toast more, but I liked this. It used up the second loaf of bread I baked last week (my family loves fresh-baked bread but ignores the loaves of day-old bread), required much less standing around, and had a wonderful caramel topping. For reference, this is the recipe I used.

As usual, the day was split between getting ready for the week (groceries, laundry), and hanging out with my family (watched a movie with our daughter, who has fallen in love with the Buddies movies on Netflix; spent some time cleaning her room; finished reading a book). All in all, a good day, even with the low word count.

Words written today: 201
Words written this month: 14,194
Words written 2017: 70,821
Average words/day 2017: 908
Books completed 2017: 1
Pages read: remainder of book
Books read 2017: 5
Exercise reps: 0

The book was The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness, one of the books I was recommended at Boskone. It was described as being about the kids who aren’t Buffy and her friends, which is fairly accurate despite Ness having created a different small town with recurring supernatural problems. I loved the way Ness told us what was going on in the supernatural plotline at the beginning of each chapter, but that wasn’t the focus of the book. The book is narrated by Mikey, who has trouble with OCD, and it revolves around the end of senior year for him, his sister Mel, and his best friends Jared and Henna, all of whom have their is things going on. Highly recommend it if you like Buffy, YA, and clever writing.

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