November 30th, 2005

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Pity poor old Steeleye Span

3,000 words of synopsis for The Dead Shepherd completed. Just in time for truepenny to send me Chapter 2 of A Companion to Wolves for review.

(The vetting process works like this: I rewrite chapter one and send it to her. She revises my rewrite of chapter one and rewrites chapter two. I read and okay her revision of chapter one, revise her rewrite of chapter two, and rewrite chapter three....)

Yeah, we have a system.

THUMP.

Send tea. And lots of it.
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Progress notes for 30 November 2005:

Undertow

New Words: 631
Total Words: 4,193
Pages: 21
Reason for stopping: end of scene
Mammalian Assistance: clingy cat
Stimulants: lavender rooibos
Exercise: walk last night. I think there will be yoga or gothercise today.
Mail: nomail
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
Mean things: ordered a killing
Books in Progress: The Adams-Jefferson Letters; Nick Tosches, The Devil and Sonny Liston
Spam name du jour: n/a
Other writing-related work: revising away at A Companion to Wolves; The Dead Shepherd synopsis.
Interesting tidbits: boring today.

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Today's accomplishments now stand at: one short story revised, one novel 40% revised, one 3K synopsis written, and 700 words of prose on Undertow; also, I've dug out a bunch of blurbs for editorial use.

Important safety tip for burgeoning authors. Save all your blurbs and review snippets into one file, so that when you get the emails from editors saying "So what do you have for blurbs we can use, and can I have them by lunchtime?" you can just paste the file, with appropriate editing for venue. Trust me on this one.

I've been at it since 6 am. You would think it would be Miller time, but I have to do the media mining.

You know, sometimes I think I work too hard. Maybe with a little luck, I can take January off, except for the moving thing.
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