Archive for April, 2009

Blargh

Posted: April 4, 2009 in General

There are days I wish I had a save button so I could reload.

Case in point yesterday.

Was driving making a pickup and just short of home there was a dull clunk from the engine and the car stopped. Two hours later after getting roadside assist and a tow to a mechanic, who luckily lived just near my place, the news wasn’t good. Cam belt broke. Bad news was in my type of engine that tends to mess up the valves. Won’t find out to Monday morning when they get a chance to look, but it is most likely the result, and if that is so the car will be out of action for one to two weeks and cost a fair bit to fix.

Not enough that it would be easier to get a new car, but far more than I want, given I’m not exactly overflowing with funds and am still unemployed. Will force me to dip into the emergency funds, but unfortunately I need the car. They have been accessed far too often these last few months.

Hopefully things improve soon otherwise I may be out on the street 😛

A quarter of the way through the year already – where does time go.

Last week was rather poor, with slightly less than 5000 words written, well short of what I’d like. Also, despite plans to finish the rough draft, I am still three chapters short. This week it must be done…

I did, however, start on a scene that needs to be inserted in one of the earlier chapters somewhere. It relates to the main ‘villain’ of the story and helps flesh him out, show where he is coming from. He isn’t an evil man, just on the opposing side to the main characters and I wanted to show that he wasn’t evil, just the victim of traumatic events that had driven him onto a dangerous, obsessive path.