Saturday, April 30, 2016


I still have my cough but it’s already less frequent. I surpassed my writing goal for April of 10,000 words. I wrote 11,334 words. I’m still not done with Chapter 16. I plan to have the same goal in May. Cynthia is sending me guilt trip texts from the Bats Day Black Market because I’m not there. I’m tempted to go, but worry that I’ll regret it. I need rest and I don’t know if I can deal with a crowd right now. But it would be nice to see friends and see all the goths and support the vendors.

Picture text from Cynthia and Bernadette

Friday, April 29, 2016


I had a good vacation day. I went to boot camp. I almost finished reading The Iliad. I wrote. I’m 354 words short of hitting my 10,000-word goal for April and I still have tomorrow. The cough I had a few weeks ago returned. It’s so annoying. The coughing is so violent it makes me dizzy. I was supposed to have dinner with someone tomorrow night but I told her about the cough and we decided to reschedule. I’ve been thinking about Sarah for the past couple days. How much I miss her and wonder where and how she is.

Diomedes. I didn't know anything about him but he appears in The Iliad so I researched him today.

Thursday, April 28, 2016


I failed to go to work today. My psychiatrist would have been disappointed. I thought I would work from home but I didn’t succeed at that either. I forced myself to go to boot camp this evening. We did battle ropes. It is so tiring to swing those ropes around non-stop. It got me thinking, since I’ve been reading The Iliad, how awful it must have been to fight all day battles. How can one possibly swing a sword that long? I would so fail as a warrior. I really like how often “man killing” Hector’s “flashing helmet” is mentioned.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016


I’ve had a very long day. Three meetings including my third quarter budget report. I’m writing this from a restaurant. I took myself out for dinner on the way home. I’m going to go over my calorie count today. I’m over eating due to stress. I decided to use a vacation day on Friday. On a positive note, I’ve written 8,999 words this month. I have three more days to meet my goal of 10,000 words. I’m pretty confident I will surpass it by over a thousand words. I was just told my personal voicemail doesn’t work. I don’t care.

Jarek Puczel