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
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
Miles to Lothlorien: 248.2
Guitar practice: finger-picking yesterday. Need to work on scales and strum patterns and that damned F chord today.