And it's worthwhile, even if its exhausting. I really wish this deadline were a month further away, because I am going to be handing in something of a rough-draft mess.
I seem to have more to do than I have hours to do it, and the end of the book is further away than I thought. I think after this post I am going to stop liveblogging my end-of-book push, just because I am Le Tired.
I'm throwing words at the page right now. I will fix them later. Because of course, the book is suddenly made of great ideas that would have been really useful if I'd only had them 200 pages ago. Now, they are distractions from the main event: the push to the end of the draft.
In good news, an excerpt of Shattered Pillars is up at Tor.com!
It does, of course, contain spoilers for Range of Ghosts
, being, you know, a direct sequel. And like that.
Today will be the day I reach 500 pages. God, I am stupidly exhausted. And yet, the end is in sight--and my Pathfinder game has canceled itself this weekend due to Inclement Weather, so I will be spending the next three days snowed in and typing.
I've hit the point where inhibitions are low, and my brain is a sqooshy pile of cholesterol and collagen with minimal electrical activity.
Just keep typing until you get to the climactic space battle. Just keep typing until you get to the climactic space battle.
They call it a draft because it is full of holes.
101004 / 120000 words. 84% done!Steles of the Sky: Eternal Sky IIIStart time:
1100 hours EST, Tuesday February 19 2013Hours elapsed
: 76Starting Word count:
88,107 wordsStarting page count:
437 pagesCurrent Word count:
101,004 wordsCurrent page count:
498 pagesNew words:
: squid mugTea:
Upton pai mu tan white with ginger and mint; Stash mint chocolate oolong; Upton Christmas Tea; Upton gunpowder green; Upton Lung Ching ("Dragon Well") Chinese green tea; Not Tea:
Adirondack raspberry lime seltzer; hot buttered rum; a Manhattan variant with Campari in place of vermouth; coooooooooffeeeeeee; unsweetened almond coconut milk; Polar pink grapefruit seltzer, Thai chili bloody Mary, more coffee, wisniowska (the drink that shares my name); coffeecoffeeecoffeecofeee; Mott's Garden low sodiumOther Sustenance:
cinnamon graham crackers; brown rice, refried pintos, cheddar cheese, hot sauce, fried egg; Reed's ginger chew; half a sweet cheese croissant; nut and rice crackers; more cinnamon grahams; a disgustingly healthy smoothie that would have been better without the kiwi; spaghetti with turkey sausage, veggie, and red bean marinara sauce; pistachios; oatmeal with jam, banananananananas, and peanut butter; rice with peas and mushrooms; chicken black bean burrito; still more cinnamon grahams; brown rice; refried beans; half a blood orange; leftover spaghetti; walnuts; more oatmeal with peanut butter, bananananananananas, and prickly pear jam; two bites of scott_lynch
's pumpkin muffin with cream cheese frosting; a dangerously juicy yellow plum; Vermont Cheddar on low sodium stoned wheat crackers; steamed Korean vegetable bun; grass-fed cheeseburger on a whole wheat English muffin with Vermont Cheddar; celery sticks; cara cara orange; Morningstar fake burger (Luciferburger, as I like to call them); Whole wheat English muffin with butter and prickly pear jam; peach Greek yogurt; more cheese and crackers; bagel; walnuts; shrimp scampi-like substance with broccolini; Dancing
: with myself.Exercise
: yoga, 1 mile walk, 1 mile runSleep
: 20 hoursShowers:
3Reason for stopping last night:
derp derp derp derp derp derp Words Word don't know
: Mean things
If I do not finish this book today, I will only have to finish it tomorrow.