Total word count as of today, 1696.
Not building up those vacation days, am I? Not to mention the fact that, in the kindest possible terms, what I’ve huacked up is basically utter crap.
I would, though, like to take a moment to thank everyone (you know who you are) who has given me encouragement in this endeavor. You folks are real writers, and it’s really very nice of you to, in essence, cheer on the kid who’s trying to walk without crutches after spending all the spare time in the arboretum counting butterflies.
Enthusiasm can count for a lot in any sphere, and maybe I can break this thing, maybe. And I appreciate you all planting that idea.
The internet, on occasion, can be a wonderful thing.