Day 8: The 6 hour drive and still found time to write

I don't know if it is the determination to see through my goal of writing at least 500 words every day for the month of May or if it is a sick compulsion that is beginning to take hold, but I am doing it.  The drive from Phoenix to Las Vegas was a rather hasty one as there were less cars on the road (it being a Tuesday) than we were used to seeing.  Usually, we head home on a Sunday or an occasional Saturday evening and it is much more congested.

Tonight, after unpacking and getting the kids ready for bed, including the compelled reading I am required to do by my son of the book 'Dogman' by a guy named Dav Pilkey.  I find the little comics entertaining and I am actually in awe of how Mr. Pilkey can harness and channel a childlike imagination that most of us would envy at this point.  

Anyway, I got the writing done.  Full disclosure:  As I had mentioned a few days ago, I left my MacBook Pro at home for our trip, so I was forced to start a second story (from my outlines on my Google Drive).  I found a great one that ended up getting me about 2500 words in.  That's all well and good and I think I will be picking it up within a week or two.  Currently, as of tonight, I have resumed my original story.  

I can't give a lot of details away about what I am writing as I am writing fast and I am writing to get it to publication.  It isn't 'perfect' writing, but it is fun writing and storytelling.  The stories are set in the past and this particular story I am resuming takes place in California.  The one I started while in Phoenix is set in Paris.  

Anyway, here's tonight's count--

Daily Starting Word Count: 13 227

Daily Finishing Word Count: 13 756

Daily Word Count: 529