Van Gogh Snow
So, it went from cold to the middle of winter. On Monday, we ended up with +6 inches of snow. Thursday, we had that odd Minnesota concoction of snow showers with thunder. Then the sky was all orange for a bit.
This week, I was busy with the 2020 project. I have all but two stories scheduled, so I think it’s safe to say I’m in the home stretch. As of right now, the full compilation has 101,000 words. (That’s a lot of words.)
I also had a little fun with a one-off project (more about that on Monday).
In time-sink news, Photoshop has released neural filters and sky replacement. I give you the backyard, Van Gogh style.
I predict many hours wasted.
Because this is Minnesota, and we really can’t help ourselves, I give you pictures from #Blizzard2018.
Before the storm
After the storm
We’ve been snowed in all weekend. The pizza place where my daughter works called and told her not to come in for either shift this weekend. Her snow-day makeup dance class was canceled because of the snow.
In actual writing news, it was a slow week. I did manage to do some work on an article and some fairy tale reading and research. I sent out a reprint story as well.
And that’s about it. Now, I must leave you and go take some more pictures of the snow.
Because that’s what we do here in Minnesota.
This was the week with all the snow. Well, a foot of snow, anyway. It was a good week for doing some revision.
At first, I didn’t think I did that much work. Then, I added it up.
I revised The Ghost That Got Away, did a content edit/light revision on The Wedding Ghost, and for the sake of story/world building continuity, reread Ghosts of Christmas Past.
Um. Yeah. That’s close to 90,000 words total.
That’s a lot of words. And a lot of ghosts.
This upcoming week I hope to put the final touches on The Ghost That Got Away and unleash it into the world. Stay tuned.
- Coffee & Ghosts, Season Two: Revision/editing, etc.
- Photoshop tutorials
And it snowed a lot. That is all.
Here’s one thing you can do:
After getting completely soaked, they came inside, drank hot chocolate with extra marshmallows, and played board games. It felt a lot like December instead of October. I’m hoping for a few nice days before Halloween since we haven’t made our annual Halloween movie yet.