Check-in: Less than 4 weeks to go! Haven't kept track of word count this time but I've definitely hit my target. Send some force to the other participants here.
Since last check-in, I've started a short story and gone through Taunt. I'll admit I've been putting it off out of sheer terror. I knew the last third in particular was extremely sloppy - which is why it required a rewrite. I read through it this week, making notes and creating chapter summaries, figuring out what later info was missing from the first half and vice versa. I completely forgot a huge chunk of the story so it was like reading something someone else had written - always fun! It's been a lot less painful than I expected although the pacing is a bit off-balance. I went back to the rewrite, it's going well and should be finished before the next check-in. I'm aiming for it to be done and dusted tomorrow but now I've said that, I'm going to attract distractions.
I'm a little distracted this weekend anyway because the tallying of the votes are going on. Not over yet but nearly there. The Green Party have been wiped out. Fianna Fáil aren't doing much better than Sinn Féin - that must be killing them. The least popular government in our history is gone, leaving behind such a mess that I pity anyone taking over. Looks like Fine Gael will have to invite someone into bed with them. I keep remembering how, when I was growing up, everyone laughed at Enda Kenny and said he'd never make Taoiseach and yet here he is, on the brink. This government will likely be harsher on families so I better hurry up and write that bestseller already. ;)