An hour and a half before the deadline of midnight, Nov. 30 slammed the door shut on me, I ran 51,056 words through the validation machine (to verify the word count). All of that was recent chapters on Masi'shen Stranded, some already posted, and (glory be!) some advance chapters. It will need proofing, editing, and delousing prior to posting, of course, but I can breathe a small sigh of relief. Once again, we're a little ahead of the curve.
One small promise: the next major project will be part two of my planned Pasayten Pete trilogy, called "Gold Mountain." Another promise: the damned thing will be writ and finished before I start posting it.
Addendum: Spouse and I celebrated Black Friday by staying in the black. We didn't spend any money at all. Nada. No shopping. Guess that makes me the Grinch. S'ok. Its better to be a solvent Grinch than a broke Grinch. So Christmas is coming. We're gonna send universal gift certificates. Saves on them freaky freight charges, and the grandkids love to get 'em. Happy Holidays, all. Keep yer heads down.