May 30th, 2007

writing rengeek magpie mind

i'm tired of being the villain of the piece.

Oh, if you were thinking about applying to Viable Paradise, the deadline has been pushed back to June 30th.

Progress notes for 30 May 2007

All the Windwracked Stars

New Words:  1,038
Total Words: 30,623
Deadline: November 1
Reason for stopping: quota, scene

Just managed to cut great wonking swaths of wank. And I have about 3000 words salvaged from the last draft into a cut file, which will probably be closer to 1500 words when I am done cutting and repairing them, which is tomorrow's project.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
30,623 / 100,000
(30.6%)

I've definitely reached The Dreaded Middle Of The Book. The good news is, I have a fun scene to write next, and it's mostly smooth sailing from here on in.

There's one piece of stupid I know I need to patch, and other than that, I think it might make sense more or less after all.


"Shoggoths in Bloom."

New Words:  1522
Total Words: 2526
Deadline: June 5
Reason for stopping: Just got to the big boom. I think I will finish this tomorrow.

I have figured out Professor Harding's trauma, and how it relates to the story. Yay.

Today's words Word don't know:  shoggoths, Penobscot, sorbet, glial, intertidal, repacking, spatulate,
Words I'm surprised Word do know: alizarin
Darling du Jour: The water between the rocks and the Bluebird chops erratically, facets capped in white, so he can almost imagine the scrape of the palette knife that must have made them.
Mean Things: flirting, being used as bait, moral qualms, a lack of tenure, eaten by shoggoths
Miles to Rivendell: 217.1