Daily Archives: March 17, 2008

Hearthcraft Book Update

Total word count, hearthcraft book: 55,706
Carrots: Yes. There’s another entire section that’s been linked and expanded, and a new section.

No more daily word yield reports at this stage of the game; it’s pointless because I’m cutting out pages at a time while adding pages at a time, and it skews the count. Instead, we have the overall total and the carrot count.

I just got the page proofs for the pregnancy book. They need them back on — wait for it — my new extended deadline for the hearthcraft book. Feeling even more lame than I felt the first time, I just sent my editor a message asking for a revised extension (which sounds better than ‘an extension for my extension’) because no way can I hand both in on the same day. Just forget it.

Jan brought me a loaf of home-baked bread because she knew our oven had died, which was very thoughtful of her. She also brought me an evil caramel pecan Easter egg, which was thoughtful of her in a very different way. I will need a bit of it tonight to assuage my head from bashing it against my desk.