New words last night: 409
New words this morning: 1373
Total Words: 4,296
Words for the Year: 21,289
Deadline: April 15
Mammalian assistance: After a few lectures, the cat settled in to sleep in the chair beside me.
Reason for stopping: end of scene, end of first chapter, other writing work.Also, need to practice guitar and perform a little yoga. There will be more wordcount later, for this is a deathmarch.
Darling du jour: A little encouragement among the ruins.
Tyop du jour: n/a
Phrases I spent fifteen minutes trying to work out a way to avoid: "his own hands"
Jury-rigging: Turns out that this scene I thought went in chapter two goes in chapter one.
There's always one more quirk in the character: Caitlin is sarcastic!
Other writing-related work: Finished the Ink & Steel page proofs around ten pm last night. I need to do the final revisions on "Knock on Coffins" and start going through the All the Windwracked Stars CEM.
Books in progress: I am reading the new Cook's Illustrated, and have two months of SciAm and SciAm Mind to get through.
Miles to Lothlorien: 262.2
Guitar practice: I have been bad lately, but I will work on my finger-picking today
Mail: Subterranean Press has sent the New Amsterdam trade paperback to the printers, and expects it to be available in April. Pre-orders are available.
Today's words Word don't know: symbiont, goo, membraned, subvocalized, ramscoop, vining, webwork, unangelic, bluets, unbesmirched, resurrectee, knobbled, backwinged,
Words I'm Surprised Word Do Know: rootstock
Sustenance: cardamom coffee, a bagel with butter, a ya pear
Mean Things: massive systems failures, compound fractures, family angst.
The Internet is Full of Things: epublishing bodice rippers.