June 25th, 2005

bear by san

We were cut from the same surly star

superversive on the latest fanfiction kerfuffle. (I'm not seeing as many anti-fanfic opinions this go-around. Is everybody tired?)

On the related topic of derivative works, elisem has parodied my livejournal whining about the end of this book, and turned it into a thing of beauty and wisdom. "A Poem About Writing."

And I've figured out the damned problem. And maybe Carel should be forced to take back that thing she just unexpectedly did. Because I can't figure out why she'd do it.

Oh wait, I know why she did it. I got scenes out of order, I did. And of course angels can be in more than one place at once....

I fix now! Yay! And then go to SFRA around lunchtime.

I forgot to mention, Mysterious Galaxy had recieved permission from Bantam to bring copies of Scardown to SFRA, so they were in the dealer's room, and I held and petted them. And signed some, too. Also, was wowed by the pastel cover for the MM paperback of The Dispossessed they had on display. That's one great cover.

It'll look dated as hell in fifteen years, but boy is it one great cover now!


I think it's like Lucifer getting the best lines. Villains get the best song lyrics.

And soon the moon will smolder
And the winds will drive.
Yes, a man grows older,
But his soul remains alive.
All those tremulous stars still glitter.
And I will survive.
Let my heart grow colder
And as bitter as a falcon in the dive.
  • Current Music
    Scarlet Pimpernel - Falcon in the Dive / Where's the Girl?
bear by san

The stars of the sea are the same for the land.

How long do you suppose it will be before somebody comes up with a means of divination by spam sender name and title?

Progress notes for 25 June 2005:

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 1,682
Total Words: 151,906 / 169,500
Notecards burninated/added/remaining: 2 / 0 / 3
Pages: 679

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
169,500 / 170,000

Turns out Liz wants the books to come in around 150K MS word count rather than manuscript format. Which is infinitely preferable, really, and means I'm nearly there, since B&I is running around 155K MS word and this one's going to wind up being about the same.
Reason for stopping: End of chapter. SFRA. Book hate of the 3rd kind.
Mammalian Assistance: none
Stimulants: Ginger ale, ginger tea
Exercise: none
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: hooved. gauntleted
Last minute plot twist I wan't prepared for: Hey! Who told the archangel he could be merciful? Damn, I think I just painted myself into a happy ending....
Tyop du jour: none
Darling du jour: none
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Kristine Smith, Code of Conduct; Richard Overy, Russia's War: A History of the Soviet War Effort, 1941-1945
Interesting research tidbits of the day: none
Other writing-related work: are we *there* yet?
  • Current Music
    Dar Williams - We Learned The Sea