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hustle mickey worrying

if you want to use my body go for it.

Grail rewrite Progress Notes:

New words: ~1500
Pages edited: ~150 (page 312 of 393)
Words cut: ~500
Manuscript wordcount: 81804
Words Word don't know:  squareness, hypervigilance, Eschaton, sociopathy, myelination, wights, verdancy, unremarked
Mean things: watching your SO kiss a dead woman, groveling through a psychopath's trophy collection
Tyop: His fur was gritty with soul.

Oh man. Teacher, my brain is full. But it's coming together, still, and now I am going to take a sanity break in the deathmarch and walk the dog and make dinner before I come back to this. I'm reaching the end of the stuff that's actually written as a continuous and sensible narrative, with transitions and exposition and stuff that makes sense. Which means slowing down some as there's less to be revised and rightsized and fixed and suck-vacuumed, and more that's just new words that have to be written. But my hope is to have gotten to the end of the stuff that's actually mostly written by the end of day tomorrow, and start writing the missing fragments of climax and denouement.

I'm still feeling remarkably self-possessed about the whole thing, though, and looking forward to having it done.

Once all these deadlines are met, I plan to sleep through whatever is left of July after that.

I'm just saying.

It's looking good to come in around 100K when I finally have the thing finished, though.


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His fur was gritty with soul.

That's a lovely tyop.

(BTW I very much enjoyed "Chill". And the line "We are the carnivorous plants" made me grin. )
Hee. Really, I wrote the whole book for that sentence.
Man, I wish I could get myself together enough to write that much at a time.
Yes... All I can offer is that staying focused to July means copious booze at Readercon. I am in no less of a "bucket" with yon Daye Jobbe and writing myself, so I feel your considerable pain. I am pounding away at the current MS Draft 0, desperately trying to have it ready by Reader as there are some very specific people I would love to speak to while I am there about it. Editing, murfle!

:)

Bane
LOL, for me it's copious amounts of Monster... caffeine is great stuff. And, well, for some reason reading in the genre that I am at the moment attempting to work with gives me a bit of that mental poke. But lately though it's just a rut. Blech.
It's kind of depressing to me how many of what seem to me to be perfectly ordinary words you find Word doesn't know about. Is there really so much of the English language that isn't in general use? (Yes, Kevin, there is. Sigh.)
Agreed! I kind of had an eye-boggling moment when "vampire" came up. I mean, seriously??