Day: 22

Daily Word Count: 2666/1667

Total Word Count: 41,045/50,000

Favorite Line (or two) Written Today: “The actual woman who stood before me—the one who had burned down a convenience store, the one who acted lost most of the time—faded.”

Inspirational Song of the Day: A little less-well-known Simon & Garfunkel number that’ll get your toes tapping (which is apparently my theme). “Baby Driver.”

Fun Little Snippet From Today’s Writing:  I like the ridiculousness of the general public.

“I’ve tapped into the police scanner channel, or whatever you’d like to call it. In the past few hours, there have been several 911 calls made reporting bears.”

“…Bears?” I repeated.

“Yes, sir. In the forest. Several worried, older women with houses butting up to the forest have seen pretty large movement just beyond their line of sight.”

I paused before asking, “And what does this have to do with anything?”

“Sir—Richards—” he managed to correct. “—The majority of bears in Wisconsin live in the northern half. And there hasn’t been a bear spotted in this area in years.” He let a beat pass while my brain caught up with his. “I’m going on a hunch here, sir, but I think what they’re seeing is the movement of Sundance and Elwood.”

Problems: Nothing, really…

Where To Head Tomorrow: Go to work for 5:15am (coffee shops, ewwww) and then WRITE LIKE THE WIND. Also, if you want to join a ridiculously fake, hilarious “cult following” on Twitter and you love hockey, join the Church of Nyquist! Or read about it over here.

It’s another birthday today! Happy 90th birthday to my grandma!