I have reached the pathetic total of 9,460 words. But I've gotten past the really difficult "exposition conversation" scene I have been dreading. I cut out some foreshadowing that might be a little too much information. Now just one more new scene to write and I can go back to cutting and pasting.
I am excited, however, because the stars seem to have aligned in such a way as to give me some alone time next week! Yay! Perhaps I can actually get some work done. I doubt I'll have a complete draft in time to visit my grandmother, but I also doubt she'll like this particular story anyway. It's not her genre. So that's okay.
In other news, Wen at On Words and Upwards is having a contest. It involves pineapple lumps. I am addicted to pineapple lumps. So, I'm in. You have been duly notified.
PS I just found out that Pineapple Lumps in New Zealand are not what I thought they were (sweetened pineapple bits.) They are even better! Chocolate covered pineapple chews. Now I MUST have them!