I just realized I didn't update my word count today...
it all started when my dog started having issues -- be prepared, I'm going to talk about bodily functions in some detail.
As I said in my last post, she woke me at 12:45 to go out. She whined, which is something she never does. Then she woke me again, whining, at 5 a.m. and it didn't get any better after that. We noticed she wanted to go out A LOT, and that she would squat to pee several times each trip. Finally, around eleven, she dribbled about two drops inside on the floor... and it was pink. I wiped her little doggie bottom, and the tisse was also pink. Blood was in her urine.
So, it was off to the doggie ER where we discovered she has a urinary tract infection. Since we've been home, she whines to go out about every ten minutes. She's so uncomfortable, poor furbaby, but I have to admit to getting a little crazy. PLUS, it's hunting season and there is hunting in the woods out back of us, she's having an unusual tendency to wander, so I have to go out with her and it's FREAKING COLD OUT.
While, I'm not the kind of person who likes to make excuses, this is the reason my word count for the day is a mere 888 today, for a total of 10,136.
BTW, my heroine stumbled across a juvenile creature in the woods -- a made up one, sort of a cross between a cougar and a black bear. I call it a "dulin" and it's very fierce. I think it will come in handy later on.
So, tomorrow... I need 3200 words. Of course, at this rate, I'll be up all night letting the dog out, so maybe I'll write then.
The Day of the Dutch - J.C. McKenzie
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