Maybe I ought to try it more often...the goal of getting below 400 by New Year's Eve no longer seems impossible, though it'll still be difficult.
Didn't get much done yesterday with the exception of a shopping run to Sam's Club, where Melody and I loaded up on meat and other staples. It's a little odd shopping there. In a lot of ways it reminds me of shopping at the Commissary with my father when I was a little kid - very large packages of food at absurdly low prices, but not a lot of variety, with the added strangeness of all the hardware and small business/department store-type stuff for sale. Maybe more like a Commissary/Base Exchange combination, come to think of it. Anyhow, besides that and the work of schlepping it back to the apartment (thank God, Scott helped lug it upstairs and broke up the meat packs into smaller freezer bags) I didn't do much yesterday. Returned Azumanga Daioh and Blackadder to Kale, who then kindly loaned me the full sets of Gasaraki and Tenchi Universe. I may not bother doing any rentals this coming week as a result.
Blood Red Skies is progressing; I'm up to 50 pages, even if a dozen of those are just chapter headings with a paragraph of plot summary or a change summary. I also have some material I need to slot into various chapters, and some more ideas that need to be developed into parts of chapters.
So things are moving forward here and there.