Progress notes for 3 October 2005:
19. It's gonna be a novella. Does the world *really* need another 20K pseudo-Victorian vampire story about the ethics of seduction? Ah well, every writer needs a couple of Lost Early Works to be discovered, dusted off, and published after our deaths. And writing it will at least get it out of my head.
And I have to say, it's flowing well. And I'm enjoying writing it. The pressure's pretty much off, I guess, and this one's just for fun.
I mean, who's going to buy 17K of Victorian vampire story?Reason for stopping:
ginger liquorice tea, johnnycake with tomato jam, and misoExercise:
noneToday's words Word don't know:
chaperonage Words I'm surprised Word do know:
n/aTyop du jour:
releaf (look at me womanfully avoiding the R-O-L-A-I-D-S jokes)Darling du jour: He wondered when the pocket handkerchief would emerge, or if she'd skip directly on to the fainting spell.Books in progress, but not at all quickly
: Ladislas Farago, The Game of the Foxes
; The Adams-Jefferson Letters;Mean things:
The character I inflicted upon poor Sebastien today is the most terrifyingly self-absorbed middle-class monster you ever did see.Other writing-related work:
Two stories submitted.Interesting tidbits:
Of course, having cleared a pile of semicompleted short stories off my desk and being at work on the third, with three more to go, I said yes to another short story request today. Which means I now have three to write for various Sekrit Projekts, and "Lucifugous" and "Paddareen" to finish for my own satisfaction of not having the dratted things malingering half-completed on my hard drive.
Busy is good, though.