Last night Badger kept barking. After about 30 minutes of listening to him bark, pause, then bark again, I got out of bed and stepped out to the balcony to see what might be the issue. He didn’t sound particularly distressed, just wouldn’t stop barking.
Turns out there was a lot of fog in the deep valley where our house sits. The fog seemed to have an amplifier effect to it – every time Badger barked, he’d pause and then his own bark bounced back in fine acoustic quality. So he’d bark again.
I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night because of his echo.
As luck would have it, I got more work done on my writerly goals this weekend than I did my non-writerly. Finished the short story and sent it on to be judged. Now I can get on with editing Symbiosis and starting a new story for the Q1 contest. Deadline is Dec. 31 and it’ll probably take the entire quarter to get this one written and polished, too. Not only is it a good contest with great prizes and no entry fee, it also is great motivation to get stories written on a regular basis.
In my non-writerly life the thing I most wanted to get done this weekend, I did between lightning and thunder storms yesterday. I installed a new water trough with an automatic waterer. It’s a low-walled kind, since I don’t have to have so much volume because the water automatically stays at the full level. The low walls make it suitable for all of the animal residents of the Wood’s household, including the horses, dogs, cats, and chickens
This week’s goals
- Edit chapter 22 of Symbiosis
- Start next short story
This year’s goals
- Finish another short story
- Finish editing Symbiosis