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

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swear to me in times of war and stress

I finished the draft of "Ligature" today. Counting my bout of late-night insomniac writing last night, that comes to 5200 words in the last 24 hours. Which is not a personal best, but is pretty damned good. And a huge load off my back.

There are two scenes to add to it, but the plot is all there, and I'm kind of hoping to solicit help from my conconspirators on that.

Now the plan is to take the dog for a walk with TBRE and look at holiday lights before the bad weather socks us in. Tomorrow is all about rock climbing, tree decorating, and moving washing machines around. (A total of three, I think, if my math is good.)

Damn. I'm pretty proud of myself. And that means the decks are clear for my Range of Ghosts rewrite, when it finds its way home.

1) Abby Franquemont, Respect the Spindle
2) Phil and Kaja Foglio, Girl Genius vol. 7
3) Amanda Downum, The Bone Palace (draft)
4) Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor (draft)
5) Carrie Vaughn, Kitty's House of Horrors
6) Gene Wolfe, The Sorcerer's House
7) Robin Hobb, Dragon Keeper
8) Jon Evans, The Executor
9) Graham Joyce, How to Make Friends with Demons
10) Adrian Phoenix, Beneath the Skin
11) John Weatherford, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
12) John Weatherford, Secret History of the Mongol Queens
13) John Man, Genghis Khan: His Life, Death, and Resurrection
14) John McPhee, Oranges
15) Jim Butcher, Changes
16) Carolyn Crane, Mind Games
17) Seanan McGuire, A Local Habitation
18) Janni Lee Simner, Thief Eyes
18) Laura Bickle, Embers
19) Tayari Jones, Leaving Atlanta
20) Malinda Lo, Ash
21) Molly Gloss, The Hearts of Horses
22) Kelly Parra, Graffiti Girl
23) Ian Tregillis, Bitter Seeds
24) Margaret Ronald, Wild Hunt
25) Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man
26) Dashiell Hammett, Red Harvest
27) Eva Hornung, Dog Boy
28) John Bellairs, The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring
29) Elmore Leonard, Split Image
30) Brent E. Turvey, Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis
31) Dr. Robert Girod, Sr., Profiling The Criminal Mind: Behavioral Science and Criminal Investigative Analysis
32) Walter Mosley, Devil in a Blue Dress
33) Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Wench
34) Barbara Neely, Blanche on the Lam
35) Robin Hob, Dragon Haven
36) J. A. Pitts, Black Blade Blues
37) Carrie Vaughn, Discord's Apple
38) Galen Beckett, The Magicians & Mrs. Quent
39) Pat Cadigan, Tea from an Empty Cup
40) Jonathan Lethem, Gun, with Occasional Music
41) Paolo Bacigalupi, Ship Breaker
42) Greg Van Eekhout, Kid vs. Squid
43) Charles Stross, Glasshouse
44) John Mann, Kublai Khan
45) Alayna Williams, Dark Oracle
46) Kelley Armstrong, Waking the Witch
47) Laura Bickle, Sparks
48) Marjorie Liu, A Wild Light
49) Nnedi Okorafor, Who Fears Death
50) Mark Hodder, The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack
51) Henning Nelms, Magic and Showmanship, a Handbook for Conjurers
52) Christopher Whitcomb, Cold Zero
53) Margaret Visser, Much Depends on Dinner
54) John Ure, The Cossacks: an Illustrated History
55) Diane Duane, Omnitopia Dawn
56) William Rosen, The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention
57) Jim C. Hines, Goblin Quest
58) Christopher I. Beckwith, Empires of the Silk Road
59) Alayna Williams, Rogue Oracle
60) Debroah Blum, the Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
61) Erzebet Yellowboy, Sleeping Helena
62) Jackie Morse Kessler, Hunger
63) Freda Warrington, Midsummer Night
64) Helen Lowe, The Heir of Night
65) Cheyenne McCray, Vampires Not Invited
66) Jo Walton, Among Others
67) Gary Noesner, Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator
68) Marshall G. S. Hodson, The Secret Order of Assassins: The Struggle of the Early Nizari Ismailis Against the Islamic World
69) David W. Anthony, The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes shaped the Modern World
70) Anne Fortier, Juliet
71) Tananarive Due, My Soul to Keep
72) Ted Chiang, The Life Cycle of Software Objects
73) Raphael Carter, The Fortunate Fall
74) Amanda Downum, The Bone Palace (final)
75) Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl
76) Holly Black, Red Gloves
77) Margaret Ronald, Soul Hunt
78) Carrie Vaughn, After the Golden Age
79) Holly Black & Ellen Kushner (ed), Welcome to Bordertown
80) Diana Pharaoh Francis, Crimson Wind
81) Barbara Hamilton, A Marked Man
82) Barbara Hambly, Blood Maidens

The book proposal currently known as Gotham Jazz. book reviews (2)
Other book reviews (2) (read)
Other book reviews (2) (write)
More other book reviews (2) (read)
More other book reviews (2) (write)
"Möbius Heart":  December 30th, 2010 (tentative)
"Seed": December 30th, 2010 (tentative)
Range of Ghosts revision: January 15, 2011
Secrit Projekt: January 11-12, 2011
"Ligature": January 15, 2011
New Amsterdam IV & chapbook: March 30 2011
Modern Fae story: ("Patience & Fortitude" (aka The Mighty Drag Werewolf story)) March 1
Realms of Fantasy column: March 1
The Shaded King (Bone and Jewel Creatures II): April 30 2011
World Horror Convention (barcon only): April 28-May 1 2011
Leprecon 37: May 6-8 2011
Eurocon: June 17-19 2011 (barring volcanoes)
Fourth Street Fantasy Conversation: June 23-26 2011
Odyssey: July 1, 2011
Clarion: July 10-16, 2011
Shattered Pillars: November 2 2011
An Apprentice to Elves: December 1 2011 (with [info]truepenny)
SF Horror story("Form & Void"): Dec 25, 2011
The Steles of the Sky : November 2012

No fixed deadline:

Karen Memory
(unless its name is actually Salt Water)
REZ (formely known at the Singularity Rent novel)
Unsuitable Metal
"Untitled Space Opera Thingy"
"Steel Monkey"
"Posthumous Jonson"
"The Slaughtered Lamb"
"The Death of Terrestrial Radio"
"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"

Total paying words written so far this year: 384,103. Yeah, I am gonna try to make an even 400,000. Next project, while waiting for the edit letter--wipe out that Gotham Jazz proposal.
Tags: 2010 bookkeeping, honeydew, progress notes, shadow unit, wtf

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