Yeah, there’s not going to be a word counter widget this year. Sorry! But here I am to give you a handy-dandy update on how I’m doing. I’m currently one day behind where I should be, ending tonight at 26,206 words. I’m just over the half-way mark and I’m starting to get into plot territory I haven’t planned yet. Whoo, scary! I promised you a tiny excerpt, and that’s what I’m going to do. Keep in mind that I literally just wrote it and it’s not edited even a little bit.
George, who had his leg severely injured during his time at war, just went through an operation to fix his knee. At this point in the story, he’s still groggy, and his best friend Gil and his girlfriend Charlotte are visiting him for the first time post-leg-fixing. Here it is:
“They told me they gave you a mechanical leg, boss. They said your old one was just too damn ugly,” said Gil with a smile. George laughed weakly and rolled his eyes. With slurred speech, he said, “Well, your face is too damn ugly.”
Gil roared with laughter, convinced now that George would recover just fine. Charlotte couldn’t help herself any longer and reached out to touch George. He turned to look at what touched him, and saw her. His whole face lit up as he said, “Oh, hello beautiful. Why did you let me see him first?”
Still laughing, Gil playfully smacked George’s shoulder. “Too bad they couldn’t remove his sassy mouth while they had him under, huh?”
Charlotte laughed now, pushing sweaty hairs off George’s forehead with her hand. “I kind of like his mouth the way it is, Gil.”
That’s all for this week! I have a huge project due for school on Tuesday, so I suspect I’m going to be falling further behind before I manage to catch up again. To the word document!