I've been pretty terrible at checking in for this round of ROW80. The past month or so, I didn't get much writing done, only fighting in my own head about my WIP. But sometimes one needs that in order to figure the story out.
My coffee table is plodding along. I have two finished crates (one that is currently drying), and two yet to start. My arms need a break from the sanding. It's worth noting that the wood used for these doesn't come completely smooth after sanding with multiple grits and that's a bit annoying. I need some more supplies to finish the remaining two.
What else have I been doing? I have a young garden started on my ledge that will eventually move to my balcony. I plan to get some squirrel deterrents before I put anything out there.
I have 3 cherry tomato plants growing. Two are strong, the third is going really slow. To the point I'm wondering if it is even the same kind of tomatoes. The stalk looks like tomato, but why is it growing so much slower?
I have two jalapeno plants that are going well and a cayenne that has finally surfaced. The other cayenne is still in hiding. Those do take longer though.
I have a few other things to plant, but will need more soil, netting, and perhaps a motion sensing sprayer.
Not this year, squirrels!
I have a few large buckets to put the tomatoes in eventually. I have medium pots the peppers will be in as well. I have green onions to plant, lettuce, spinach, and maybe carrots. It will be fun trying to do it all on a balcony in containers.
I have seeds for strawberries, but they're complicated. Something about planting them, then freezing them, then some more steps. We'll see on that. Maybe I should try some potatoes too...
While putting a cricket outside this morning, I noticed what I think is a yellow jacket hanging around my empty watering can. Not good.
I'm currently working on transposing a Nirvana song for Kalimba. It's one of the more challenging things I've done, but it's like a fun puzzle. Kalimba has no sharps or flats, so I have to figure out the keys a song is using and then see what options I have to stay in the key and make an arrangement that works for it.
Technically one could do sharps and flats if they were recording either by retuning the Kalimba or using pitch correction, but one would have to have a wide assortment of Kalimbas were they to try and perform using sharps and flats, so it's actually easier to make a different arrangement of the music and less expensive. Not that I plan to perform anytime soon. Mostly, I just wanted a small and easily portable instrument. Other friends play drums and various string instruments, so I wanted to be different.
I have a new focus for my screenplay as I briefly talked about last post. Since I changed who the main character is, I've been able to better see and connect with the story. Hopefully that means others will relate to it better as well.
The Mockumentary: 15/120 pages
Sparks: 77,117/80,000 words