New Words: 1,892
Total Words: 34,726
Words for the Year: 36,222 (41,000, manuscript.)
Deadline: Sometime in June or July, I'm guessing
Reason for stopping: quota
41,000 / 110,000
Stimulants: coffee, camillo tea
Exercise: gym yesterday, with pull ups, dips, and core work. Also some yoga, and 3.6 miles of internal road work, between the elliptical trainer and the treadmill. I am at 18.1 miles, just leaving the campsite to begin the second day's walk.
Songs mutilated: In addition to brutalizing Bouree, I also mangled Go Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Mammalian assistance: Mebd has stolen my chair again
Today's words Word don't know: spinachy, underthings, chiffonade, rehydrated, backsplash,
Words I'm surprised Word do know: depilatory
Darling du Jour: That night, they camped in a kitchen with a stove, and they had hot soup for dinner.
Mean Things: They got hot food and hot showers. I am a just and merciful Author, and if they're going to complain about a few mouse droppings in the coffee grounds, they don't know how good they've got it.
Tyop du Jour: gilty glance
Jury-rigging: funny thing that keeps happening in this book. I'll write a scene, and then as I finish I will get an important sentence near the middle or the *end* of the next scene, and spend the whole next scene writing towards it. Today's sentence to write towards was: Do you think we're being maneuvered into finding things?
There's always one more quirk in the character: Tristen can cook.
Books in progress: Phyllis Ann Karr, The Arthurian Companion; Gustav Davidson, A Dictionary of Angels including the fallen angels; J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring; Carol Emshwiler, The Mount
The Internet is full of Things: Nancy Wake, the White Mouse
The glamour!: I took out the garbage. Go me.
I should head over to the gym now, but this sunbeam is so warm....