February 28th, 2006

bear by san

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So, today, I did the media mining, went for a bike ride, wandered around the town green hitting the grocery store, the bank, and a radio shack, and then perambulated down to Vietnamese Restaurant (Okay, that's not actually its name; its name is Vietnam Restaurant. But it ought to be called Eats in Vietnamese. I love that place; they have better secondhand dinnerware now, but within living memory they brought you your food on plates labeled Waffle House. Good, cheap, fast, and lots; I paid $11.99 for pork noodle, wonton soup, and Vietnamese coffee, and I have enough left for lunch tomorrow. Ambiance, not so much.) (NB: buymeaclue, ellen_kushner, Zoe's is better, faster, more plentiful, and as cheap. Tied for ambiance, though.) for lunch.

I always get better service at Asian restaurants when I wear a jade bangle. Seriously.

I am less than three miles from a Munson's. So doomed.

Now I am back, and chapter 11 of the page proofs is staring at me.

*sigh*
bear by san

200 pages into the page proofs...

...and this is the most embarrassingly bad book ever written. What was I thinking? What is wrong with me? Who told me I could write?

Joseph Conrad said that writing was like trying to paint with the Devil jogging your elbow all the time. This is one of those days.

And when I finish these page proofs, I have to get cracking on Undertow. It's a good thing I'm really not fit for doing anything else with my life, or I'd quit writing now and save the world the pain.

That's the problem with Undertow, really. I don't believe in it yet as a story that has to be told, so the suck monkeys are winning.

Stupid suck monkeys.
bear by san

I should have known, I should have known, Tam Lin--

oh, look, AWBTWWSBD. So, Ben Jonson spent the last nine years of his life crippled by a stroke.

What, pray tell me, is the etymology of the word "stroke?"

*facepalm*

History conspires against me; it really freaking does. As if the bloody Jenet Davenant thing wasn't bad enough.

Alton Brown quote of the day: "Of soup and love, the first is best."



*glitters JJA*
*on principle*