Word count: 45058 | Since last entry: 182 | This month: 11876 Just a little writing tonight, squeezed in between packing to go out of town and going to bed early (we’re hitting the road bright and early tomorrow). I feel good about the Jupiter story. It’s got a light breezy feel, kind of a Texas tall tale of the far future, and I think I’ve found a way to get a dramatic ending without being either nihilistic or sappy. A real Analog story. It’s about 2700 words now, probably going to be around 4000 when I finish this draft, which means it can be tightened to about 3500. Might even finish the first draft on the trip. If anyone is reading this… have a happy Turkey Day! I’ll be back late Sunday night, but might not post again until Monday.