- What the hell am I doing?
- Didn't I have enough going on in the past couple weeks that I can excuse myself from writing a novel this time?
- Do I have any business telling a story this tied to St. Louis?
- What the hell am I doing? I didn't write anything yesterday and now I have to write 10k in two days to meet my Monday morning goal of 25k.
I've noticed that I'm working more autobiographical stuff into this one, more than I've worked into anything before, like the time I saw two Galapagos tortoises having sex in the zoo or Jack's car being the rental car I drove to Tulsa and back. I still haven't decided if Jack and his blonde ex-girlfriend are going to reconcile. I want them to end up happy but she might need to be the catalyst that sees him finally taking up a gun after years of not carrying one and blowing some mother fuckers away later. We'll have to see what the characters do. I'm getting a lot more comfortable with the cast as I go and I haven't introduced them all yet.
The story is progressing pretty well. Jack's about to get the files from the missing girl's computer courtesy of a hacker calling himself Mantis and the guy who Amber had a restraining order is going to get a visit from my gumshoe very soon.
In other news, I'm probably going to get up at the crack of pre-dawn tomorrow to give the Castor River another go. I'm really hoping that fucking tree still isn't in the road.