August 3rd, 2005

bear by san

she says she killed a man down in Atlanta

Progress notes for 3 August 2005:


New Words: 218
Total Words: 1626
Pages: 8

slow going today, as I keep having to stop to do things like find photographs of dirigible passenger accommodations online.

This could be the Murders in the Rue Morgue on a dirigible, but I think I'll pass on the ape. And Sam Clemens.

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Reason for stopping: Work, dammit. Not enough hours in the day.
Mammalian Assistance: none
Stimulants: earl grey
Exercise: none
Mail:  ETA!: whups, I forgot. Eidolon emailed today to let me know they're (re)printing "Gone to Flowers," the Jenny novelette that started it all. As a courtesy, I've pulled down the online copy.
Today's words Word don't know:  n/a
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: n/a
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: China Miéville, Iron Council; Richard Overy, Russia's War: A History of the Soviet War Effort, 1941-1945; Jack Kerouac, On the Road; Kathryn Allen, The Middlemost Child
Interesting research tidbits of the day:

I love this sentence for everything it reveals about military and civilian culture: "(2) Officers, male or female, leave cards for ladies and gentlemen in the household receiving the call; whereas ladies never leave cards (including joint cards) except for a household that includes one or more ladies."

Officers may be gentlemen, but they are not ladies. And if you happen to be an officer and a woman, you follow the rules for officers, not the rules for girls.

Other writing-related work:  Critted 50 pages of Kat's book last night. And read a LOT about dirigibles.