Sunday, July 3, 2022

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING JULY 2, 2022

 IS IT WORKING HARD OR HARDLY WORKING?

I know I'm definitely doing the first part of that question on a daily basis, but sometimes it seems more like the latter with the way things have been going lately.

Lots of housework, medical stuff since I still have heartπŸ’— rehab three days a week until sometime in August and other chores/errands await me every day.

But at least I'm still here to face the challenges!😎

In any event, while I'm still on Chapter 5 of SOLITAIRE 2: THE AGENDA, I am past the 8,000 words plus point.😊

So I guess I better get back to writing now.
Take care.
STAY SAFE! 😷
I'll see you around the Internet and for those celebrating, HAPPY

Lee Houston, Junior
3 July, 2022


Sunday, June 26, 2022

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING JUNE 25, 2022

While not totally "normal" (whatever that means πŸ˜‰)
this past week was definitely better than previous

efforts this month.

Have officially made it into Chapter 5 of SOLITAIRE 2: THE AGENDA and broke the 7,000+ words mark in the process. πŸ˜€

Besides my ongoing 3 day a week heartπŸ’“ rehab program, I did have to stop for a while and research Cancun, where the Mysterious Samaritan is now.

Writing is kind of like wish fulfillment because, among other things that might not actually be achieved within one's lifetime, you're able to visit exotic locales you can only dream of if the logi$tic$ of actual travel are against you.
Like a lot of people, I do have a (very long) bucket list.
The first item on the agenda is acquiring the bucket.
Then we'll see what happens next.

In any event I better get back to writing now.
Take care.
STAY SAFE! 😷
And I'll see you around the Internet.

Lee Houston, Junior
26 June, 2022


Sunday, June 19, 2022

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING JUNE 18, 2022

AS I FIGURED, last week did NOT turn out to be such a great week writing wise.

I DID break 6,000+ words on the SOLITAIRE 2: THE AGENDA manuscript, but unfortunately am still on Chapter 4 of the overall novel.

Hopefully this coming week will be better.
It should at least be more "normal".
Whatever that means.

In any event I better get back to writing now.
Take care.
STAY SAFE! 😷
I'll see you around the Internet, and



Lee Houston, Junior
19 June, 2022


Sunday, June 12, 2022

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING JUNE 11, 2022

WELL...
I certainly had a better week this week than last week. πŸ˜€
I'm on Chapter 4 of SOLITAIRE 2: THE AGENDA.
5,400+ words into the manuscript and I've even thought of a subplot where something Solitaire does during the course of the adventure will create a brand new problem to deal with before the end of the book.

I talked previously about not being sure this early in the project how much globetrotting Solitaire will be doing this time compared to the debut novel's adventure, but I can tell you that after dealing with current events in Miami, Florida USA; Solitaire's next destination is Cancun.
My characters are far more well traveled than their creator. πŸ˜•

In any event, not sure how much writing I will accomplish this week because besides continuing Heart Rehab Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons; I've also got to see the Dentist on Tuesday, a doctor's appointment Thursday and still need to get my car through its state required Emissions Test.

So I better get back to it.
Take care.
STAY SAFE!😷
And I'll see you around the Internet.

Lee Houston, Junior
12 June, 2022


Sunday, June 5, 2022

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING JUNE 4, 2022

WELL...

I did manage to finish Chapter 3 of SOLITAIRE 2: THE AGENDA and am now over 4,500+ words into the manuscript, but unfortunately that's ALL I accomplished writing wise this past weekπŸ˜• unless you count my responsibilities as Editor-In-Chief of The Free Choice E-zine.

Other stuff just kept arising that was a higher priority.
Hopefully this coming week will be better, but we'll see.

Take care.
STAY SAFE!😷
And I'll see you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
5 June, 2022


Sunday, May 29, 2022

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING MAY 28, 2022

 This is the Memorial Day weekend here in the United States.
Usually at this point we honor those past and present who served to defend their country from all threats foreign and domestic.
But I cannot stop thinking about incidents like the recent Robb Elementary School Shooting. 😒
Yet this is a place to discuss writing.
I'll save further discussions about the news for my responsibilities as Editor-In-Chief of The Free Choice E-zine.

In any event I have been working on SOLITAIRE 2: THE AGENDA.
Currently on Chapter 3 and well over 3,200+ words into the manuscript.
Not sure how much globe hopping there will be in this novel compared to the first, which went from New York to Japan to Australia before returning to New York and ending in Paris.
It's far easier to travel via the Imagination in this age of COVID and Monkey Pox, but not as fun.😷
Of course, even if I could rack up "frequent flier miles" surfing the Internet with as much research as I do, how could I cash them in and where would I go?πŸ˜•

I will be writing inbetween spending time with my family, even if some of some of those moments are only via the telephone.πŸ“±
I hope you get to spend time with yours too and please remember those we have lost.
ESPECIALLY those who did not have to die.

Lee Houston, Junior
29 May, 2022


Sunday, May 22, 2022

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING MAY 21, 2022

Last I heard on the subject, Ron Fortier and company were less than $200 American to achieving their Kickstarter target to publish BEYOND THE STARS, with today being the final day for contributions.


I'm hard at work on what will eventually be SOLITAIRE 2.
I even have a subtitle now. THE AGENDA.
Not going to say who's agenda toward what, but I really think everyone who reads action/thrillers will enjoy the novel when they eventually get to read it.
Truthfully, I'm guessing 2023 at the earliest but good things come to those who wait. πŸ˜‰

Speaking of which, I'm still waiting for an opening in My Friendly Neighborhood Beta-Proofreader's schedule so she can go over my SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL.
Then again, between writing, other responsibilities and currently attending heart rehab three days a week until I've completed 36 sessions, I've yet to finish my second pass on the manuscript so it's ready whenever MFNBP is ready to review it. πŸ˜’

But ♫Ob-la-di Ob-la-dah.♫
At least I'm still here to begin with! 😁

In any event, I better get back to writing now.
Take care.
STAY SAFE! 😷
And I'll see you around the Internet.

Lee Houston, Junior
22 May, 2022