March 3rd, 2008

writing dust bible 'house of dust"

how about some credit now where credit is due for the damage we have done

Progress notes for 3 March 2008


New words last night: 460
New  words this morning: 918
Total Words: 7480
Deadline: April 15
Mammalian assistance: I think I may have caught the Presumptuous Cat peeing in the human toilet last night, but I am not entirely sure. Having never taught her that trick, if it's what she was doing, I am impressed. (I mean, she is a creepy kitty genius. But--)
Reason for stopping: Gotta get ready to go North!

Darling du jour: n/a
Tyop du jour: n/a
Phrases I spent fifteen minutes trying to work out a way to avoid: "lambent eyes"
Jury-rigging: And in this scene, the characters stand around and explain the plot to their author. Nevermind, I will fix it later.
There's always one more quirk in the character:  Tristen continues remarkably precise of speech. Perhaps he's an albino Vulcan.

Other writing-related work: last night was mostly devoted to Shadow Unit. No further progress on the AtWS CEM. I have audio rights contracts to review, too, but that will happen Tuesday.
Books in progress: I am still reading the new Cook's Illustrated, and have two months of SciAm and SciAm Mind to get through.
Exercise: 2 miles walked yesterday, around the MEAT.
Miles to Lothlorien: 260.2
Guitar practice: Not today
Mail: flurry of emails for a different Secrit Projekt
Things Chaz/Hafidha ate, contemplated eating, or threatened to eat:

Today's words Word don't know:  respawned, biosystems, failsafes, biologicals, unhelmed, misprogrammed, respawn,
Words I'm Surprised Word Do Know: lambent
Sustenance: coffee
Mean Things: parental angst
The Internet is Full of Things:
writing semicolon

It's like an addiction.

Lunch and work date with kayselkiemoon and blackholly was excellent. I have six hundred new word sthat I did not have before lunch. Also, Lunasa with kayselkiemoon, mcurry, and arcaedia was likewise good.

And now I need to go to bed, so I can get up and write more words on the b&%k tomorrow, so I can get tired, so I can go to sleep, so I can get up and write more words on the b^#k on Wednesday.... (also, I need to write a scene outline of "Ballistic" tomorrow, so we can maybe write that in time to go over it before it has to go up.

Other work tomorrow: going over these audiobook contracts and sending them back, and another hundred pages of CEM.

Dear Bear:

It's pointless and self-defeating to feel embarrassed by books you have written.

Love, Bear

The Presumptuous Cat just totally wiped out trying to jump up onto the bookcase. And now she's pretending she likes me, so I won't tell you about it. Or maybe her feet are just cold.

...and so to bed.
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