Sunday, July 12, 2020
This book I'm writing is a bear. I am now at 108,000 words and still going. As I had predicted, my subject remembered lots of additional stories and details when she read the first draft, and I've added those, and now my editor wants me to go deeper into some of the legislative stuff, which I fear could be deadly boring but I am endeavoring with all I am to make it not so. I'm so immersed. I get up every morning with a drive to get to my laptop, thinking maybe this will be the day that I make it to the end, or at least, get everything worked in so that I will have left is to revise the last two chapters in light of the crazy continually unfolding in our world.
But I digress. It was fun plant shopping and being out in the world with my loves, through it was a hot and humid day and my mask felt hot and humid, too. I kept it on till I got back in the house, though. This is the mandate in my city, though people are starting to get a little lax, which troubles me. Did you see Trump finally wore a mask yesterday while visiting a hospital? Only because they said he wouldn't be allowed inside if he didn't wear it, and now the magats (which is what I shall call his cult members from now on) are crowing about how he looked like a badass and where can they get a mask like that too. Thing is, the idiot president missed an opportunity here: Imagine if he had issued magat masks at the outset? All his cultists would have been wearing them.
This is so stream of consciousness. Back to plant shopping. My niece wanted to get two plants for her room. She is in what used to be my son's room, and when he came over two weeks ago (two weeks already!) he looked into her room and said, "Why does your room still look like my room? You need to make it your own." I think she felt he gave her permission to go to town in there, and now she has begun, with two lush babies that she picked out from the plant outlet. I need to go out and do things like that a little more often, because the most delicious part of going out is how much I love being inside my house once I get back home.