The storms that roared through on Wednesday night knocked out our internets until this morning. I was forced to waste time not by playing Wordtwist online, but by starting up a new game of Exile I: Escape from the Pit. I play the Exile trilogy about once every 18 months, so I'm due to start it again anyway. I have a spiral notebook jammed full of maps and notes. It is a superb time-waster.
I also managed to finish the rough draft of Blood and Taxes. It's horrible. It's 10,000 words too long. It's full of plot holes and dangling loose ends and it's boring boring boring and the main character is way too passive. But it's done. Problems can be fixed.
Now I think I'm going to have to focus on writing some short stories. I have indulged myself with novels for way too long. I haven't even started the tentacles story I was thinking about more than a week ago, and the story I did start last week is half-done and needs to be finished. Also, of course, I have to finish playing Exile.