it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

she's waiting like an iceberg, waiting to change. but she's cold inside.

Hey! I bring gifts today! Two long pieces of short fiction posted to my website. In anticipation of the publication of Ink & Steel and Hell & Earth this summer, and the mass market paperback release of Blood & Iron, two stories about Matthew Magus.

One from when he was just a lad, "The Rest of Your Life in a Day."

And one set about a year before Blood & Iron, "Cryptic Coloration."


Also, I was a good Bear today and worked hard:

Progress notes for 19 March 2008


New words: 2012
Total words: 30562
Deadline: May 1
Mammalian assistance: Dear Cat, when you have food, treats, toys, a clean litterbox, fresh water, and I have made sure your throne pillow is on the chair beside me, walking back and forth on my feet and lecturing is not likely to make anything in your life any better. Love, Monkey.
Reason for stopping: food and a bath

Darling du jour: Age and treachery, all right. In that she made him feel old. Old and overcautious.
Tyop du jour: the raws of his floodlamp, moisture-doted, Birds'-next soup
Jury-rigging: skipped ahead two chapters because I was going strong with Benedick, and I wanted to stay in his POV. I'll go back and start the other bit tomorrow.
There's always one more quirk in the character:  Benedick really is Jamie Hyneman. I can tell, because he has a Rich Internal Life. This makes his POV a lot of fun to write. Chelsea may be developing a personality, finally. She needs more of one on the next draft.

Today's words Word don't know:   cryo, whiffled, planetfall, affectless, murfle, deadswitch, regrown, thorned, thornbrake, downclimbing, golds, ghosty, incandescents, overstory, floodlamps, spiderweb,
Words I'm Surprised Word Do Know: bioluminescence, bedazzlement
Sustenance: stuffed portobello mushrooms. coffee. I am excited becauseI only have one more pot of the mediocre coffee left, and then I can start using the good stuff again.

Also, I am wondering if I can find a good recipe for chicken breast with grapefruit compote or something for tonight, as I have here a chicken breast and a grapefruit, that need to be used up.
Mean Things: giant arthropods, feeling old
Other writing-related work: Easter egg contest stuff for SU

Exercise: none
Miles to Lothlorien: 248.2
Guitar practice: finger-picking yesterday. Need to work on scales and strum patterns and that damned F chord today.
Mail: nomail

Tags: chill, free online fiction, progress notes, promethean age

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