April 17th, 2005

bear by san

never tell me the odds

oyceter on focusing (on) the senses

Tangent Online reviews All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories. (thanks to Toby for the link) I didn't "go horribly wrong." That's nice to know. (My favorite review ever is still "not entirely without merit," which was one of the Sherlockian groups' response to "Tiger! Tiger!")


Hmm. This book is so very different from other books I have written. So very much more about the journey than the destination.

I wonder if this is what a mature novel feels like, or if I've simply lost the ability to plot and generate tension?

Progress notes for 17 April 2005

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 1,682
Total Words: 41,081 (Quarter of a book! Quarter of a book!)
Pages: 184

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
41,081 / 160,000
Wow, that feels good. *sits for a minute and stares happily*

Reason for stopping: end of scene
Mammalian Assistance: Marlowe was doing the shodda-kat thing again
Stimulants: earl grey
Exercise: gothercise!
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: gelt, Latina
Tyop du jour: Best tyop evar: The poet crushed a seared sausage into three with the side of his fork, and stuffed the first piece into his mouse. Runner up: He spoke again with his mouth full of taoist. And you should all thank me for not making *any* of the Confucianism jokes I just thought of.
Darling du jour: Even the Spaniards take pity on an Englishman in Hell, he thought, and slurped his orange juice.
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Ed Sanders, Tales of Beatnik Glory; Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver, Sarah Monette, Kekropia
Interesting research tidbit of the day: n/a
Other writing-related work: One chapter critted for truepenny


My dad bought a welder.

He wants to build a wind-driven music box out of old bicycles.

In case there was somebody who suspected I didn't come by it honestly.


Milestone: not just 40K, but W&W's file is 666K today.
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bear by san

If you knew how sausage was made, you would never eat sausage again.

[22:41] katallen: nothing happens on the internet anymore
[22:41] stillsostrange: nope
[22:41] katallen: ::snuggles::
[22:41] matociquala: except for people not getting my jokes.
[22:42] matociquala: I never understood that I had a dry sense of humor until I started blogging.
[22:42] katallen: heh
[22:42] matociquala: 'cause, you know, I thought the bit about the refugee tent cities of manitoba was hysterical.
[22:42] matociquala: and nothing.
[22:43] matociquala: not a word.
[22:43] katallen: ::giggles::
[22:44] katallen: ::pets Bear::
[22:44] katallen: the disciples sit at the master's feet
[22:46] matociquala: They scratch their heads and go "What is she on about?"
[22:47] katallen: one of these days I should see if I can start a horrible row on your lj
[22:47] matociquala: And dammit, after all that fuss about omni, the book keeps sliding into tight POVs now.
[22:47] matociquala: *kicks book*
[22:47] matociquala: What sort of a row?
[22:47] matociquala: a row might be nice.
[22:47] matociquala: *bunny kicks POVs*
[22:48] katallen: I don't know - something vaguely schismish
[22:48] matociquala: Expand!
[22:48] matociquala: Branch out!
[22:48] matociquala: Spread wide your tawny wings and go!
[22:48] matociquala: Maybe I should head-hop into the sausage :-P
[22:48] katallen: heeee
[22:48] katallen: or the mouse
[22:48] matociquala: LOL
[22:49] matociquala: It's a mouse sausage.
[22:49] katallen: "I'm soooo stuffed"
[22:49] matociquala: Heh.
[22:49] matociquala: You are so getting quoted in my lj *g*
[22:49] stillsostrange: And the fork thought 'no more sausage grease!'.
[22:49] stillsostrange: 'Not another mouse.'
[22:49] matociquala: not another bite....
[22:49] matociquala: no more....
[22:49] matociquala: I suppose there's the waitress.
[22:50] matociquala: The elk head on the wall.
[22:50] matociquala: The short order cook.
[22:50] matociquala: :-P
[22:50] katallen: the table - ultra supportive
[22:50] matociquala: *bangs head on keyboard*
[22:51] katallen: I want an Elizabethan poet
[22:51] matociquala: *sends one along*
[22:51] matociquala: How about Jonson?
[22:51] matociquala: Nashe?
[22:51] matociquala: Everybody liked Fletcher, even if he couldn't write.
[22:51] katallen: I want a sexy Elizabethan poet
[22:52] matociquala: Sorry.
[22:52] matociquala: These all need dental work.
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