May 20th, 2007

bear by san

Doctor Who 3x07

You know, despite superficial resemblances to "The Satan Pit," that was one of the better episodes so far this season. Perhaps because it's deeply unnerving to see the Doctor whimpering "I'm so scared."

Um. Yeah.

Man, I'm freaking tired.

And airplane tomorrow.

I hate that.

Guess I should write....
rengeek fucking silence

If the answer is infinite light, how come we sleep in the dark?

Progress notes for 20 May 2007

All the Windwracked Stars

New Words:  1,704 really exhausting words
Total Words: 23,264
Deadline: November 1
Reason for stopping: end of the bloody chapter thank god, and out of this stupid flashback. The dirty deed is done. I swear, the passages I'm revising from the old draft are seventeen times harder than the ones I'm writing from scratch. But, I just cut eight pages of pointlessness and replaced it with two paragraphs of expo.

Show, don't tell, is for character development, not always for backstory.

Present-day narrative recommences in Chapter 5.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
23,264 / 100,000
(23.3%)

Today's words Word don't know:  bioterror, technomantic, holos, cagebirds, nanites, railguns, biotoxins, undercastes, crispbread, epicanthic, galdr, seithr, spae, seeress, volva, unwomanish,
Sustenance: black rice, chicken, orange passionfruit green tea
Mean Things: the government never listens to scientists, and riders never listen to horses.
The Internet is Full of Things: In case you hadn't heard about it, Simon and Schuster is making a huge obscene rights grab.