February 27th, 2007

drive train _ netcurmudgeon

my bald Lithuanian fishboy loves me and wants me to be happy.

7:00 am Tuesday morning: resuming service.

words since 12:00 AM Monday: 4303
sleep since 6:30 AM Sunday: 9 hours
hours in deathmarch so far: 19
pages written: 23
pots coffee: 1
large mugs salabat: 1
pots tisane: 1 (licorice spice)
pots tea: 1 (black dragonfruit)
handfuls of nutritional supplements: 1 (flax oil, borage oil, assorted vitamins)
food: pretzel rod, sticky rice with soy sauce, cheese and rosemary crackers, mushroom chicken steamed bun, olives marinated in bay, greek yogurt, cherries, two persimmons with lemon juice, 3 cubes of crystallized ginger; a big bowl of fortified whole-grain angelhair pasta with cheese, a glass of grapefruit/cranberry juice,
alcohol: 3 shots of bourbon

Oh man. It took me forever to unwind enough last night to drop off, but sleep is of the good.

Today, we finish the novel. Or die trying.
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    Vitas Bumac - Opera 2
bear by san

and every word we spoke was hallelujah*

deathmarch so far:

words since 12:00 AM Monday: 4653
sleep since 6:30 AM Sunday: 9 hours
hours in deathmarch so far: 21.5
pages written: 25
pots coffee: 1
large mugs salabat: 1
pots tisane: 2 (licorice spice, strawberry kiwi)
pots tea: 1 (black dragonfruit)
dancing: intermittent. also, chair (commando-style; on the ceiling; in the light; on the edge of a knife)
handfuls of nutritional supplements: 1 (flax oil, borage oil, assorted vitamins)
food: pretzel rod, sticky rice with soy sauce, cheese and rosemary crackers, mushroom chicken steamed bun, olives marinated in bay, greek yogurt, cherries, two persimmons with lemon juice, 3 cubes of crystallized ginger; a big bowl of fortified whole-grain angelhair pasta with cheese, a glass of grapefruit/cranberry juice, more pasta (this time lemon pasta with peas and cheese)
alcohol: 3 shots of bourbon
snow: yes
drugs: 4 aspirin

You would think, after the end of Worldwired, I would have learned my lesson about writing fight scenes from the POV of people who can't fight.

You would think.

Also, just used the word limned. Margo Lanagan be coming to BUST ME UP. 

I don't believe in the kindness of God to man.


In other news, Nebula Awards nominees, including some of you! Wow. LOOK AT THAT MY FRIENDS ARE FAMOUS!

(also, secritcrush found a place to live. so no starving on the streets of Loundinium for her!)

via ashacat, incidentally my workout partner (when she's not living in fabulous Bangalore) OK GO dancing on treadmills. Man, the wipeouts must have been spectacular. Like, Jackie Chan blooper reel spectacular.


*watch me earworm THE ENTIRE INTERNET!
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    Gary Numan - The Angel Wars
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criminal minds reid yes i'm a genius

the value of anything is how much it hurts

deathmarch so far:

words since 12:00 AM Monday: 5038
sleep since 6:30 AM Sunday: 9 hours
hours in deathmarch so far: 23.5
showers: 2
pages written: 26
pots coffee: 1
large mugs salabat: 2
pots tisane: 2 (licorice spice, strawberry kiwi)
pots tea: 1 (black dragonfruit)
dancing: with myself
hair: fabulous again, now that it's washed.
handfuls of nutritional supplements: 2 (flax oil, borage oil, assorted vitamins)
food: pretzel rod, sticky rice with soy sauce, cheese and rosemary crackers, mushroom chicken steamed bun, olives marinated in bay, greek yogurt, cherries, two persimmons with lemon juice, 3 cubes of crystallized ginger; a big bowl of fortified whole-grain angelhair pasta with cheese, a glass of grapefruit/cranberry juice, more pasta (this time lemon pasta with peas and cheese), muesli with 2% milk
alcohol: 3 shots of bourbon
snow: like a television tuned to a dead channel. not.
drugs: 4 aspirin

I am working on the last chapter.
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    Damien Rice - Rootless Tree / :Wumpscut: - Wreath of Barbs
writing dust bible 'house of dust"

it's like the Harper's Index. in Hell.

deathmarch so far:

words since 12:00 AM Monday: 5667
sleep since 6:30 AM Sunday: 9 hours
hours in deathmarch so far: 26
showers: 2
pages written: 29
pots coffee: 1
large mugs salabat: 2
pots tisane: 2 (licorice spice, strawberry kiwi)
pots tea: 1 (black dragonfruit)
dancing: hand-jive
handfuls of nutritional supplements: 2 (flax oil, borage oil, assorted vitamins)
food: pretzel rod, sticky rice with soy sauce, cheese and rosemary crackers, mushroom chicken steamed bun, olives marinated in bay, greek yogurt, cherries, two persimmons with lemon juice, 3 cubes of crystallized ginger; a big bowl of fortified whole-grain angelhair pasta with cheese, a glass of grapefruit/cranberry juice, more pasta (this time lemon pasta with peas and cheese), muesli with 2% milk
alcohol: 4 shots of bourbon
snow: so over
drugs: 4 aspirin, 2 naproxene sodium
conversations with editor, regarding the vagaries of marketing, after which the novel title was changed back to Dust, and no I now have no idea what the series title or the titles of the other two books are going to be: 1
comic tick ninjas hedge

it is bitter and it is my heart

deathmarch so far:

words since 12:00 AM Monday: 6026
sleep since 6:30 AM Sunday: 9 hours
hours in deathmarch so far: 27
showers: 2
pages written: 31
pots coffee: 2
large mugs salabat: 2
pots tisane: 2 (licorice spice, strawberry kiwi)
pots tea: 1 (black dragonfruit)
dancing: rock lobster and the electric slide
handfuls of nutritional supplements: 2 (flax oil, borage oil, assorted vitamins)
food: pretzel rod, sticky rice with soy sauce, cheese and rosemary crackers, mushroom chicken steamed bun, olives marinated in bay, greek yogurt, cherries, two persimmons with lemon juice, 3 cubes of crystallized ginger; a big bowl of fortified whole-grain angelhair pasta with cheese, a glass of grapefruit/cranberry juice, more pasta (this time lemon pasta with peas and cheese), muesli with 2% milk
alcohol: 4 shots of bourbon
drugs: 4 aspirin, 2 naproxene sodium
stomach: cast iron, with a nonreactive enamel coat.

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Only two scenes left. Only two scenes left.

Nothing left to do except...

...tear out the reader's heart.

And eat it.

First there must be food, though. And maybe dancing.
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    Tangerine Dream - red blood connection
writing gorey earbrass conscious but ver

so good to be alive when the eulogies are read.

words since 12:00 AM Monday: 8363
sleep since 6:30 AM Sunday: 9 hours
hours in deathmarch TOTAL: 32,5
showers: 2
pages written: 45
pots coffee: 2
large mugs salabat: 2
pots tisane: 2 (licorice spice, strawberry kiwi)
pots tea: 1 (black dragonfruit)
dancing: rock lobster and the electric slide
handfuls of nutritional supplements: 2 (flax oil, borage oil, assorted vitamins)
food: pretzel rod, sticky rice with soy sauce, cheese and rosemary crackers, mushroom chicken steamed bun, olives marinated in bay, greek yogurt, cherries, two persimmons with lemon juice, 3 cubes of crystallized ginger; a big bowl of fortified whole-grain angelhair pasta with cheese, a glass of grapefruit/cranberry juice, more pasta (this time lemon pasta with peas and cheese), muesli with 2% milk, tom yum with crab dumplings and straw mushrooms and random green things, baked enoki, toddy palm seeds, cranberry juice, 1/6th of a bar of Maya Gold chocolate
alcohol: 4 shots of bourbon
drugs: 4 aspirin, 2 naproxene sodium

done.

as in, finished.

95.000 words.

It's a draft.

It might be stupid, but it's finished.
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    Oysterband - The Early Days Of A Better Nation
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