September 13th, 2005

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It is the heart that kills us in the end, just one more old broken bone we cannot mend.

Chocolate muffins. A thinly disguised ploy to get mom to let you eat cupcakes for breakfast. And whaddaya know? Bill Cosby was right. Chocolate cake is a breakfast food.

The fall of empire may suck, but the decadence beforehand has something to recommend it.

Progress notes for 13 September 2005:


New Words: 4,770
Total Words: 97,674 / 115,500
Pages: 462

Zokutou word meter
115,500 / 110,000

I wrote 20 pages this morning. Which has something to do with the fact that the cat woke me up at 3:30 am
Reason for stopping: The draft is done.
Mammalian Assistance:  Dog farts
Stimulants: orange spice tea
Exercise: none
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: n/a
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Tyop du jour: broekn
Darling du jour: none
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: heartbreak and loss and true love destroyed. All in a day's work.
Other writing-related work: tomorrow, I start revising Whiskey & Water.
Interesting tidbits: There's not enough beer in the world, Spleen.
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Arlen Spector is taking Roberts to task regarding Roe v. Wade?

When did the timestream fork? We don't get fog here in Las Vegas....
  • Current Music
    Dar Williams - I Love, I Love (Travelling II)
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One of the surest signs that I'm getting near the end of a book is that the next book starts pushing and shoving to get out of my head, usually with a few short stories for company.

Anyway, the next book looks to be an SF novel tentatively titled Undertow, whose protagonists include a conjure man, a deaf and dumb boy, a grifter junkie girl, and a man who kills for a living.

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I'm going to be writing a George Alec Effinger book.

I so didn't need this.

Well, at least it has a swamp.

  • Current Music
    Osborne, Joan - Make You Feel My Love
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we'll stick our fingers in the ground; heave and turn the world around

I'm a more than usually aural person. No musical talent to speak of myself, but I have a pretty good ear, and both of my parents are musicians--stwish, in fact, is a pretty damned fine banjo player. (if you can't handle the words "damned fine banjo player" in a sentence, you might as well walk away now).

Anyway, one thing I've noticed is that every book has a song.

I've written fourteen complete novels so far. As of today, conveniently.

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or two.

You know, I have damned weird taste in music.

  • Current Music
    Everlast - Blinded by the Sun / Tom Waits - Hoist That Rag
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