March 22nd, 2005

bear by san

Tell my wife I am trolling Atlantis, and I've still got my hands on the wheel.

annafdd on "What Slush Readers Don't Tell You."

mroctober on "Ten Things Authors Shouldn't Do At Conventions"

I got mugged by a short story today. It was the unholy love-child of listening to Billy Joel's "The Downeaster Alexa," Jethro Tull's "The Whaler's Dues," and Vienna Teng's "Harbor" over and over and over again. Yes, it is a sad story.

progress notes for 22 March 2005


New Words: 3500
Total Words: 3500
Pages: 14
Reason for stopping: done with the draft.
Mammalian Assistance: none
Stimulants: "cyclone" herbal tea
Exercise: going for a walk as soon as I post this--also, Gothercise last night.
Mail: Random House let me know yesterday afternoon that Hammered is number three on the Locus best seller list. Whoot!
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: The tuna are everywhere, turning like steel wheels in the sunlight, iterations from hull to horizon.
Books in progress: Ed Sanders, Tales of Beatnik Glory; Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver
Interesting research tidbit of the day: Brant Point light
Other writing-related work: n/a
  • Current Music
    Billy Joel - The Downeaster "Alexa"