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January 17, 2018:

CROSSING 200

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Well, dear readers, thanks to those most excellent vibes and xylophones I avoided most of the merde yesterday – only one little thing and it was fine because it didn’t require an immediate response. And we had one miraculous miracle that helped things, but as of today we need a whole slew more, let me tell you, along with those most excellent vibes and xylophones, so keep ‘em coming.

Yesterday was a pretty productive day, thankfully. I was up at ten but really needed another hour of sleep and so got it, which gave me eight hours exactly. I got up, answered some e-mails, and then I futzed and finessed, as well as made the decision not to do the dinner meeting. I finished about two-thirds of the futzing and finessing, adding a couple of new pages, then I went and had a chili, cheese, and onion hot dog and a side Caesar salad as my meal o’ the day. After that I picked up a package that had a bunch of Netflix TV screeners, which were of no interest to me.

Then I came home, finished futzing and finessing and then wrote about six new pages (on top of the ones I’d already done earlier. I took a break and did a few things. I had to listen to some music to make a choice for an upcoming sequence in the book – that took some time, but I decided on one. I’m seriously thinking for this book that I may do a CD with it – there are several key moments that involve music – just a CD with a handful of tracks, available only at Kritzerland, of course. We shall see.

After that, I made some white rice with a little butter and some red onions for my snack, and had a few cheese slices, too. Then I wrote five more pages, took another break, then wrote another two for a total of almost fifteen pages. I may do one more before bed, but no more than that. Tomorrow I will pass 200 pages and most likely be down to the final 100 if the book ends up being 300 manuscript pages.

Today, I’ll futz and finesse, pray I don’t have too many merde distractions, eat, hopefully pick up some packages, write, relax, write, relax, and write.

The rest of the week is more of the same, and then we ship Levi and Villa-Lobos on Friday. On Saturday I’m seeing Richard Sherman to get the signed musical quotes and stuff, so that will be fun. Sunday I’ll write, and then print out and Xerox however many new pages I’ve done – should be around seventy-five if I keep up this pace. I also have to plan what the March Kritzerland show is (we’re taking February off and the March show is the second Sunday thanks to the Oscars never occurring on the same Sunday twice), and then I’ll cast it.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, futz and finesse, eat, hopefully pick up packages, write, relax, and write. Today’s topic of discussion: It’s Ask BK Day, the day in which you get to ask me or any dear reader any old question you like and we get to give any old answer we like. So, let’s have loads of lovely questions and loads of lovely answers and loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, happy that today I’ll be crossing 200 pages.

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