All the Windwracked Stars
New Words: 1,704 really exhausting words
Total Words: 23,264
Deadline: November 1
Reason for stopping: end of the bloody chapter thank god, and out of this stupid flashback. The dirty deed is done. I swear, the passages I'm revising from the old draft are seventeen times harder than the ones I'm writing from scratch. But, I just cut eight pages of pointlessness and replaced it with two paragraphs of expo.
Show, don't tell, is for character development, not always for backstory.
Present-day narrative recommences in Chapter 5.
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Today's words Word don't know: bioterror, technomantic, holos, cagebirds, nanites, railguns, biotoxins, undercastes, crispbread, epicanthic, galdr, seithr, spae, seeress, volva, unwomanish,
Sustenance: black rice, chicken, orange passionfruit green tea
Mean Things: the government never listens to scientists, and riders never listen to horses.
The Internet is Full of Things: In case you hadn't heard about it, Simon and Schuster is making a huge obscene rights grab.