A small twig bursting forth from the folds of the bark of an aged tree

Branch or Sapling?

A small twig bursting forth from the folds of the bark of an aged tree


My plant friends may be able to shed some light on this one. This tree gives every indication of having sprouted another tree from between layers of bark. My limited botany education reasons that this could happen, but maybe it’s just a branch. A new, baby branch, far, far below its brothers.

1,168 fiction words, 1,427 total words


The start of the new week nearly slipped by me. I was sitting down and all like, “This’ll be fast!” And then it occurred to me that I not only need to review the week’s words but also that I forgot to do the Income & Expenses yesterday.


So the quick bit, yesterday’s words went like so:

1,168 fiction words, 1,427 total words

And they were fine. Very fine. Spread out, though. I need to work up to NaNo speeds again.

Week 27

The past week went well, as you can see! I started picking things up on Monday and kept it up all week with a little bit of a dip in the middle. I’d like a whole week of 4-digit days, please and thank you.

I don’t have much to say about last week, at this point. It was good. It needs to keep being good. I’m done with my lull, and I’m ready for action. Action. Action. (That’s a good song.)

July fiction total: 1,562
June fiction total: 10,577
May fiction total: 
April fiction total: 
March fiction total:
February fiction total: 9,217
January fiction total: 18,615
2017 fiction total: 74,468