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writing gorey vast reluctance

it's a terrible love and i'm walking with spiders

standuponit needs to stop infecting me with music.

The Grail deathmarch to final draft continues.

New words: something like 1500? I dunno. Some. A lot.
Words cut: eight hundred? A whole scene and some other bits.
Pages edited: 35 (I am on page 391 of 406) 
Only chapters 24, 25, 26, and 27 remain before me, and they--unfortunately--are not much but outline notes. So it's slog, slog, slog from here to the end of the book, which I am guessing is about 15-20,000 words away. Which works out just perfectly, because
The manuscript stands at: 85,000 words, give or take. And my contract says 100,000. I think. Or something close to that.
mean things: gunfight, existential uncertainty
tyop: that black, black text began to crow from the page

I have drunk too much tea. My tummy hurts.

I am tired and going to eat something now. And maybe watch some TV before I come back to this. Or I might ignore it until tomorrow, depending on how stupid and tired I am. It depends. I have entered the end-of-book fugue, and if I am not writing, I am fretting about not writing. It's a little like stage 2 labor. Get this thing out of me now, I don't care how you go about it.

I have been livetweeting the death march, for anybody who likes watching hysterical breakdowns in progress.

Soon, soon, I will reach the scene where Tristen gets to break some shit.

It would be wrong to deny that I am looking forward to that.

Four more chapters. Four.

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
--Ernest Hemingway

Comments

I have no idea what that tyop is supposed to be. It looks like a completely reasonable eBear(tm) sentence.
the word I was trying to type was flow. *g*
Ehem. It's possible I'm very tired right now.
...I was thinking "crawl," but "flow" has its own charm.
"crow" gives it a certain Stephen King quality, I'd say.
I, also, am looking forward to Tristen getting to break some shit.

Just so's you know, this is my favorite series of yours.
Thank you. I'm very glad you like it.

I'm not actually supposed to say this, but I like just about everything else I've ever written better, personally. But these seem to be the ones that click with people.
It's because you're effing the ineffable.
I think it's because they're much less personal. Which is why I like them less.
Hmmm. o_O
They're not so much about me writing to my own narrative kinks....
Ah. I see what you mean.
I <3 this deathmosey, even though I have not read Dust yet, in spite of our mutual friend Lisa pressing it into my hands with a surprising fervor.

I have, however, pressed it into someone else's hands and made them read it and not spoil it for me. :)
Best avocado ever!
that black, black text began to crow from the page
Wrote the Raven, "Nevermore."
Tristen will rock the breaking of shit. I look forward to it.
He's been waiting for his opportunity for a really long time.