Day 79. 70 pages, 33,036 words.
So it was a fun and busy midsummer weekend and now things are looking even crazier. Lots of fun though, and I’m looking forward to getting started … I’m just not sure how much time I will have for blogging. Or working on The Last Days of Earth. Wondering if I should take Mrs. Hatboy’s advice of a few weeks ago and just concede that I’m writing tons of stuff (that is still part of the wider story) and suspend my word count until I get some of that out from under, and get The Last Days of Earth finished sometime later in the year.
But it’s already past midsummer, so it is later in the year now. I don’t know, I’m still hoping to get it finished in 2019 and I have an increasingly better handle on how it’s all going to work, but I’m just not sure how long it will take to fill in those gaps.
My attempt to drum up a little interest in my money-making venture resulted in a brief scramble of bidding and plot / character requests that sent me to some very odd places. It also quickly achieved my casual goal of earning enough PayPal money to pay for the packages of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC expansions that I wanted to get but Nintendo wouldn’t let me buy with my bank card. So I bought those, but haven’t had time to try them yet because now I have a book, or at least a solid short story, to write.
I also don’t have time to try the Zelda DLC because Wump had her birthday on Monday and got Let’s Go: Eevee as a gift so she’s been happily busy playing that.
I think what I might do is post a couple of teasers here on the blog, then release my Dirty, Dirty PayPal Whore story along with a couple of my other short stories as a side-publication, as planned in my five-phase plan. I’ll make it cheap, make sure everyone knows most of it is available on the blog for free anyway, and get e-copies to my PayPal Johns (and Jonnifers, respectively) in some form or other. I think I promised a little short story here on the Hatstand and implied a larger inclusion in the literary urverse, so maybe each of the donors can get their own little random segment here and then enjoy the full story which snowballed into a full-on published part of the plan way faster than I expected (but about as fast as I should have expected). Hopefully that will satisfy them that they got their money’s worth.
If not, most of them know where I live.