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writing dust bible 'house of dust"

the times have been our teachers and they teach an iron rule.

Progress notes for 21 March 2008

Chill:

New words: 2165
Microsoft wordcount: 34008
Manuscript wordcount: 40250
Deadline: May 1
Mammalian assistance: Cat doing the vulture pose on my chairback.
Reason for stopping: Quota, and if I don't go do the Shadow Unit stuff I need to do, the web ghul is going to dine on my intestines.





Darling du jour: There was nothing in all the world so implacable as a tree.
Tyop du jour: just one tiny beat swelling along the myriad stems of the world
Jury-rigging: Still More Thrilling Scenery.
There's always one more quirk in the character:  And tonight, for your entertainment, Tristen will internalize about PTSD and daddy issues. You know, writing is easier when I remember that I am, in fact, allowed to narrate, and that words are not a camera.

Today's words Word don't know:  vasty, symbiotes (not to be confused with symbionts!),
Words I'm Surprised Word Do Know: cincture
Sustenance: cooooooooooffeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. grilled ham and cheese.
Mean Things: PTSD. Daddy issues.
Other writing-related work: Yeah, gotta do a heapload of SU scutwork tonight, and maybe if I am lucky, there will be a draft of an episode in my inbox tonight.

Exercise: hah!
Miles to Lothlorien: 248.2
Guitar practice: none.
Mail: well, there was that Hugo nomination...
The Internet is Full of Things:  But I had no time to go looking for any....

Comments

Is there a distinction between “symbiote” and “symbiont”? My dictionary says they’re synonyms, and it looks like “symbiont” is more common among biologists and “symbiote” in SF and comics.
There is in context.
"just one tiny beat swelling along the myriad stems of the world"

Do I detect the aliens from Worldwired showing up? :D
The Internet is Full of Things:

Including the 2008 Hugo Nominations list.

Congratulations!
Thank you!

Upon finishing "Dust"...

Bear, you sadistic mo fo, you just *like* breaking my heart, don't you?

Re: Upon finishing "Dust"...

Um.

It's the stories.

They make me do it.

Re: Upon finishing "Dust"...

I disagree. I think everytime you make a reader fall in love with a character and then kill them, you get your socks off... you can't deny you feel at least a little tingle.

And anyway, I see what you were trying to do with it and how it serves the story, and I can't wait to see how it pans out in Chill. *shakes head* I'm just having a hard time getting it out of my mind. I've rarely been as engrossed with characters in a book. It really was like a journey,yanno?

Re: Upon finishing "Dust"...

think everytime you make a reader fall in love with a character and then kill them, you get your socks off... you can't deny you feel at least a little tingle.

Well, you can think that. If you don't mind being wrong.

*g*

Anyway, thank you very much. I'm really glad it worked for you. And I hope very much you like the next one too.

Re: Upon finishing "Dust"...

Oh, I'm always wrong... I was mad at you at first, but you're too awesome.