Novel Mileage – Week 10
August 6, 2014 § Leave a comment
Pauline – my ’89 Honda Civic – turned 370,000 miles yesterday. A 5-speed still getting the mileage other models only dream about. And though she’s not doing long road trips anymore – to write in the Iowa Summer Writing Festival or in New Mexico with Natalie Goldberg, and slows from 70 to 40 mph up those long gradual climbs not far north to Bellingham to browse Village Books in Fairhaven or east over Snoqualmie Pass to ski, then on down into Ellensburg to see a genuine Old Rodeo, Pauline’s still going strong.
Novel progress this last week has been slow, so I’m sure you’ll guess where I’m headed with this mileage thing. Sometimes Pauline doesn’t go anywhere for a week or two. Living downtown I can walk to most everything I need and this we both really like. She can rest next to the hedge where the raccoons play. But she’s here. So am I.
TIP: Go the distance. xo Pierr