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March 2017



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david bowie black tie - sosostris2012

live with the team. spend with the team. breathe with the team.

Back by popular demand: RETURN OF THE PROGRESS NOTES!

Secrit Projekt:

New Words:
  1806, spread out over three bits of the S.P. Most of it for a DVD extra for "Refining Fire" and the Missing Scene in the beginning of "Knock On Coffins," which means I can start the first scene of actual plot in KOC tomorrow, unless my illustrious co-conspirator returns "Refining Fire" tonight or tomorrow. Another little bit is future history that might never get used, as it's about 24 episodes down the road, and honestly I bet The Boss is gonna say no to half of it. Even if the dialogue amuses the heck out of me.
Total Words: Um.Really hard to say. I think I may have to retire this category for talking about this thing, because it is in so many tiny pieces.
Total Words this Year: 281,705
Pages: See "Total Words," above.
Deadline: n/a
Words per day to meet deadline:
Scenes left / scenes myrtilized (notecards, if I were using notecards this book):
Reason for stopping: DMV.

Stimulants:  Coffee. Beer. Cheese and apples.
Exercise: does 60 minutes standing in line at DMV count? No? Ah well. Then this is my day off this week.
Miles to Rivendell: 6.6
Mail: nomail, except Eagle's Path reviewing Undertow.
Mammalian assistance: Cat. Lap. Cat on lap. Cat on laptop.

Today's words Word don't know: brûlée, melty, Glock, Treo, Leatherman, hots, anomaloids, gadgety, victimology, spendy, dunno, killah, sshh, ngh,
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Mean Things: Um. Befuddlement? The world not working the way you really wish it would.
Tyop du jour: n/a, though people in my work keeping bedding other people when they mean to beg them. Ongoing problem, what?
Darling du jour: "I keep thinking that the story doesn't go this way."
Phrases I spent fifteen minutes trying to work out a way to avoid: "knowing full-well"
Jury-rigging: Hypertext!
There's always one more quirk in the character: Duke, I love you and your emergent self-conscious narrative voice, yes I do. *kisses*

Other writing-related work: Still waiting for the Stratford Man edit letters.
Books in progress: Just started the second Inspector Chen book.
The Internet is full of things: People keep turning out to be human beings at the damnedest times.


A writer could get quite a riff going on the list of words Word don't know...

It was a better list than usual....
Hmm, anomaloids eh? I can't think of an apropriate use for this word that would not be interesting. I can't wait to find out :)
Tyop du jour: n/a, though people in my work keeping bedding other people when they mean to beg them.

Paging Dr. Freud? ;D

I also typed "soldiers" for "shoulders" at one point....

Well, you know. *g* You are better at this than me.

And yeah, that's exactly it. [Spoiler] starts buying his own metaphor.

Oh, what about the other bit? *g* Do you think she would do that? I have to email you the other bit Sarah tacked on when I showed her what I had....

I have to admit I am a little in love with the idea of undermining all the genre conventions that undermines, and doing that particular thing the way real people do, rather than the way fictional people do.

She said, obliquely.
...it's as much fun as passing notes in math class too. (Do you like me? Check one!)

Yeah. I mean, it's obvious, innit? The at-the-buzzer save becomes a thing you rely on. Or, as you wrote elsewhere, "You don't drive over 55. You don't--" etc.

And so you push your luck and push your luck, because it always holds, and then one day it's "Don't go into that cornfield, man!" and boom, well, shouldn't have gone into that cornfield.

Re: thing two, Affected Party: Yeah, it's the sort of thing where you can rationalize all the reasons you shouldn't, in agonizing detail, while you're watching yourself doing it.

Might as well not even put up the fight. It's easier to get forgiveness than permission.

The thing that cracks me up is the idea that it's not going to turn out to be a problem.

Hmm. It occurs to me that I have four more character reactions to write for that series of easter eggs. And I know what at least one of them is. Oh, two. Hey, I get to write Frost! It's my first time. *\o/*
What was shocking was how easy it was.

You know, for a sociopath, she's not a bad person.

If she were a sadist, we might have issues....
Thank you for the link to the video. I am going to share it with another list I frequent.