September 10th, 2005

bear by san

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"There's nothing like genre to make you understand the rules." -- John Madden

Progress notes for 10 September 2005:

Carnival

New Words: 2,342
Total Words: 85,183 / 100,750
Pages: 403

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
100,750 / 110,000
(91.0%)

I don't think this book has a climax. Maybe I can improvise with another state dinner or something.
Reason for stopping: sanity break, and end of scene
Mammalian Assistance:  The mastiff knows how doorknobs work, but he can't turn them with his nose. So sad.
Stimulants: Assam
Exercise: gothercise
Mail: Whispers of Wickedness reviews TTA #42
Today's words Word don't know: n/a
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Tyop du jour: Like pebbles trolling down a hill.
Darling du jour: n/a
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Richard Overy, Russia's War: A History of the Soviet War Effort, 1941-1945;  Ladislas Farago, The Game of the Foxes; Leigh Richards, Califia's Daughters;
Mean things: interrogation scene
Other writing-related work: some more chapbook stuff
Interesting tidbits: I am generally impressed with both Senator Bill Frist and Al Gore. Here's to people who are doing something. In a nonpartisan sort of way.
bear by san

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I have reached the point in the draft where it becomes painfully evident to me just how much work I need to do in the next draft.

Also, I've filled up 66 pages longhand since September 3rd. It would have been nice if this book would have consented to be typed.

At least it's consenting, though.

Very weird: I have no feel for the structure of this book, or its arc. Mostly, I feel at this point that I'm just filling in plot and theme and characterization until I meander to the place I have arbitrarily designated as A Good Stopping Spot. I wonder if this is the problem with having the thematic elements of a novel show up first?

Lo, recalcitrant book.

At least it has fire ants.
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