Writing Progress: Week Ending October 27, 2012
Look, I can explain this:
Book of M:
- Background Notes Wordcount: 0 words
- First Draft Wordcount: 0 words
Super Secret Project:
- Wordcount: 0 words
Grand Total: 0 words
Yeah, I wrote nothing. Zero. Nada. Bupkiss. But I can, in fact, explain. Remember the “super-extra double-secret” project from last week? Well, just re-read last week’s writing update and you’ll know what I’ve been doing all week.
Literally, every single free moment this past week was devoted completely to fashioning an airplane for B.T.’s Halloween.
And, if real-life were a video game, I would (to borrow a running gag from Pat Rothfuss’s blog) be able to say the following:
Fashioned Halloween Costume By Hand, From Scratch, For My Kid
That’s right, the airplane itself is done. To be fair, that wasn’t the whole of B.T.’s costume. Since he can’t reasonably wear the airplane itself all the time, there’s a secondary element to his costume: the pilot’s uniform. And that area wasn’t my domain, but instead Dear Wife’s. She fashioned a cute-as-a-button U.S. Air Force-style flight jumpsuit from things we had lying around (and including some actual flight patches courtesy of an ex-Air Force pilot in our extended family). He looked as completely convincing as a 3-foot 2-year-old can be.
So it killed the week, but I’m a proud and happy dad just the same.
I’ll probably post more, later, about the airplane with pictures when I get a chance. Maybe even by Halloween itself.
So, how was your week?