April 13th, 2005

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arcaedia on yesterday's post office bill.

ursulav presents The Old Battleaxe. When I am an old ork, I will wear purple....

The Agony Column has a first-in review comment on Scardown. Although Rick's trying so hard not to spoiler the trilogy that I think he may have strained something. Did he like it? I'm not sure. But he aplogized for the cleavage on the cover, so I don't have to.

He also has some advice on what to do if your boxers are haunted:

In the event your own boxers aren't haunted. And if they are -- put them in a jar. Sell them on E-Bay.

I can't be the only one who pictured Mike Tyson in a mason jar, can I? Am I the only person on Earth who remembers Pickled People? I was just fascinated by their little tormented soft-sculpture faces as a child...

Man, the Seventies. Thank God that's over with.

I guess that means the ARCs have landed.

But I digress.
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The last two scenes I wrote were in mostly moderately tight 3pl, except the dolly in. There wasn't much need to shift focal length, though. and my narrator is in general naturally self-effacing: she prefers to go unnoticed, and I doubt she's ever going to make her identity manifest, although I know very well who she is and what she's doing.

Still, it feels weird. But I think it reads all right.

And Don's a good cop. He figures things out quite usefully.

More words Word don't know:

tessera
kelpie
manticores
laddie
mythologize
sandaled
vasty
Samhain
lorelei
billabong
merrow
dag
mundanity
lanceolate




Progress notes for 13 April 2005

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 1,492 (Columbus sailed the ocean blue)
Total Words: 34,343
Pages: 155

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
34,343 / 160,000
(21.0%)


Reason for stopping: Work, end of chapter
Mammalian Assistance: Marlowe. Pushy. A Lot.
Stimulants: tea, seltzer, inscrutable oriental candy
Exercise: walk later, maybe?
Mail: nomail
Tyop du jour: It didn't make him feel clean, and neither did the sower.
Darling du jour: Àine stood on the battlements of a white castle in Faerie, and held up her hands to the moon.
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Ed Sanders, Tales of Beatnik Glory; Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver
Interesting research tidbit of the day: Stagolee Shot Billy -- Speaking of the folk process, there's a cool-looking book.
Other writing-related work: pondering piles of research books I want to order.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0375501568/002-2945732-5068032

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0679724532/002-2945732-5068032

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0801439787/002-2945732-5068032

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0805077553/002-2945732-5068032

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1841956252/002-2945732-5068032

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0670033855/002-2945732-5068032

I should probably not buy these today.

What I should probably do is buy them when I sell the Promethean Age books, so I can have them for the revisions. That would be the grownup thing to do. Instead of ordering them, and then laying them out on the floor to roll around on.

Although, you know, there's a real unholy joy in the idea of ordering two books on the Gnostic gospels, one book on the evolution of the Bible, and three books on Christopher Marlowe at the same time.

You know, some of these would have been very useful to have when I was writing The Stratford Man. As if I didn't do enough reading for that damned thing already.
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