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January 18, 2018:


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Well, dear readers, we had us a miraculous miracle yesterday and it helps things quite a bit – I still need another major miracle or two to make everything right, so do keep sending those most excellent vibes and xylophones for a few more miraculous miracles.

Yesterday was another productive writing day, thanks to at least a half-dose of peace of mind. The alarm didn’t go off at ten, so I woke up at eleven after eight hours of sleep. I got up, answered e-mails, then futzed and finessed. I smoothed out quite a few things, added some stuff, subtracted some stuff for all fifteen of the pages I’d done (actually closer to sixteen). Then I wrote a couple of new pages, did some work at the piano, wrote another couple of pages, and then went to Marie Callendar’s for food.

I had my usual luncheon of a bacon cheeseburger and a few fries, and a small dinner salad. I really do enjoy their burgers. After that, I resisted the temptation to stop at K’s Donuts and came right home.

I wrote more new pages, eight in total, then had to take a break and sat on my couch like so much fish.

Last night, I watched an interesting documentary on the Oklahoma City bombing. I never knew all the ins and outs of it and it’s pretty shocking. It’s amazing how much stupidity there is in this country from crazy people with their crazy beliefs. But we’ve always had them and I suppose we always will. I found the documentary to be very well done – no trendy BS, just straightforward information from people who were there. I recommend it if you have an interest in this sort of thing, which I do.

After that, it was back to writing. I did another four pages, relaxed a bit and listened to some music that I’m using in the book, ate some cheese slices for my evening snack, and then wrote another two pages. Then I took a nice, hot shower, got at least one really good idea, then wrote the fifteenth page of the day. I’ll do another half-page before bed so tomorrow’s writing will be jump-started.

Today, I shall futz and finesse, write, eat, hopefully pick up some packages, write, relax, write, and relax.

Tomorrow, I’m lunching with dear reader Jeanne at our favorite jernt, then it will be right back home and more writing for the rest of the day and evening and we’re also shipping out Levi and Villa-Lobos – it will probably go into Saturday as there are a LOT of Levi orders to ship. I have a dinner thing on Saturday night – I’ll talk about it then, but the last time I had a dinner with this very purpose was back in 2001. Sunday will be all writing all the time, but I’ll also print out however many new pages there are at the beginning of that day and get them Xeroxed and delivered to Muse Margaret. If I keep up this pace that will be close to 100 pages. Then next week I will head toward the finish line with the new book. I’m still not sure how this one will end – I didn’t know how Thrill Ride would end until very late in the game. I’m sure the ending will present itself to me at some point, hopefully sooner than later, but it won’t come until it’s supposed to.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, futz and finesse, write, eat, hopefully pick up packages, write, relax, write, and relax. Today’s topic of discussion: Who do you think are the truly funny people working in the show business today? Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, happy to have had a helpful miraculous miracle but still in need of a couple more.

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