Yesterday I hit 67,000 words with Children of the Resolution so — since my target is 70,000 by the end of the month, a target I’ll easily hit — I took the day off and, this afternoon, we headed out over Helmsley way, coming back through Hutton-le-Hole, Castleton and Commondale. I briefly entertained the notion of going in search of the stone circle on the moors surrounding Commondale (which I mentioned here), but decided against it; I don’t do hiking, with or without the need for a map and compass (and in this case, that’s a with.) Instead, we drove around the strolling grouse (which were probably partridges… or pheasants, I never can tell the difference) and generally kept our fingers crossed that the fog didn’t get any thicker.
This morning, I again contacted S, my teacher from way back when I was ten. She’d told me while I was researching Children of the Resolution that she’d be willing to read it, so I’ve finally remembered and sent some over. I’m now more nervous than I am when I submit my work to agents and publishers! I hope it doesn’t earn me lines or a detention.
This news story also grabbed my attention: Elvis Presley’s Secret Visit to England. I can’t help wondering what he and Tommy got up to while he was over here… I know, how about a competition? I’ll give a signed copy of Children of the Resolution (once it’s published) to the person who can come up with the most entertaining (work/child-safe) story.
Knock yourselves out.