Good Morning, and good new year to you all.

I was greeted this morning with a broken tea pot in my office. Thankfully we have a spare, so a wonderful pot of strong english tea is brewing downstairs. I got a lot of new teas the other day at an international food mart.

My new years eve was pretty uneventful. I went to bed at 11:30, I woke up at a quarter to 8. That's good. I got knitting done. I wrote 1200 words yesterday. Can't argue with that.

There are a lot of new folks reading tychoish, thanks to my post over at zimmermania. While I do a lot of knitting and I talk about it a fair peice here I think as a knitting blogger I'm pretty bad at it. Except occastionally, on a day to day basis, my projects don't change that much and would make for really boring pictures. I'm no WendyKnits, that's for sure.

So I hope the rambling about my life and my writing is interesting. I implore you to read the site, and maybe even subscribe to the feed.

I'm going to go off in a moment and do some writing. I'm in the middle of the second chapter of Breakout, the novel project that I'm working on. The chapters for this one are a bit longer. I've worked through the story a half dozen times, probably, so I know how it's all going to work out, but I'm at that stage--that I think is inevitable at the beginning of a project--where you're not quite sure that it's all going to actually come together in something coherent. In an academic paper, this is the first 500-1k words, in the novella it was 6k-9k, but it looks like in this project it's not going to really come together until 10k-20k. Nerve wrecking, to say the least. Maybe this is part of the reason why I don't "get" short stories: I feel like they need to come together in the first 200-300 words, and that's not enough room for me to even get my barring.

Anyway, I'll be around today. Thanks for reading. Do drop me a line, and I'm sorry if it sounds like I go off the deep end from time to time: I always come back, so just stick around and it'll be worth your time.

Onward and Upward!

ps. Somewhere in this post, I passed the 300,000 word mark in my presently archived blogging career. Woot.