Or, at least, it was. Lisa and I chose to spend the time celebrating the death and ressurection of Jesus Christ by playing some Rock Band on the Xbox. Sorry, Xbox 360. Important distinction, apparently. We decided to take a tentative step upwards to the dizzying heights of Medium difficulty, since our band has capped at 276,000 fans and it won’t give us any more. Also Lisa gets 100% consistently on Easy guitar, which is sickening when I try my hardest and get 99% on drums.
I space out too much on drums, though. I start to think about things, like whether or not the drums are too loud and our neighbours can hear me drumming, and then I hear a door swing shut somewhere in the building and I start listening for a knock at the door and preparing myself for that conversation and suddenly I’m off the beat.
Anyway. I should put the rest of Chapter five up, shouldn’t I? I mean, I’m up to at least 4 readers now so I’d be doing them a disservice otherwise!
Word-count wise I managed to get up to 20k+ but then decided that a large portion of it was crap and heaved it, so we’re back down to 19.5 k halfway through Chapter 9. It was one of those difficult moments when you realise the characters are all behaving oddly because you, as writer, know what’s going to happen. Since this isn’t fanfiction or an episode of Doctor Who, I had to take an axe to it.
Chapter 5, part 2 coming soon. is now available to download.