August 26th, 2008

writing patience

we want your soul

Not the most exciting of days. I'm up and have been to the farmer's market for eggs and veggies and fruit. (We bought ground cherries, three small tomatoes, peaches, pears, fingerling sweet potatoes, and some sweet corn.) And I ate something, that something including the last of last week's baking, so I need to start bread today. Also thinking of roasting a chicken, because chicken and rice sounds really good for lunch. Which means I need to get this chicken in the brine....

Other tasks for today include two or three loads of laundry, putting away the four pairs of jeans that have grown too large for me and trying to find some interim pants other than the one pair of jeans I have that currently fits and the slightly-too-tight BDUs (because I am not yet down into the next size, but these are really annoyingly baggy) and unleashing the robot monster to do something about the floors. And making a business phone call or two.

Also, I really want to finish Bone & Jewel Creatures. Dammit.

But right now I'm going to make a pot of white chai and take a shower.

Honeydew list:

Groceries (still need to buy soy sauce! and maybe sesame buns. Asian grocery tomorrow?)
Eat something
Drink tea
Brine chicken
Take clutter off flat surfaces and put it where it belongs

Phone call
Clean catbox
Wash laundry
Fold and put away laundry
Water plants

Answer some of this *^%*&^ email
Roast chicken
Feed starter

Start bread (and possibly finish it, or if not, put it in the fridge for tomorrow.)
Eat something else
Clean floors (including bathroom floor!)

Clean and wash counters and table
take out garbage
Finish work on novella
sf sapphire and steel kiss (darkness)

Displacement activity is like superpowers.

What I wound up doing with the chicken was brining it for two hours in brine with bay leaves and a piece of star anise, then taking it out, filling the cavity with roasted garlic and one and a half preserved lemons, sliding the interior fat and some more roasted garlic under the breast skin, rubbing the outside with the oil from the lemons, and dusting it with thyme, ground pepper, and sweet paprika.

It's in the oven now. I shall report back.

And I probably need a snack before I start working on the novella.
criminal minds bad shirt brigade

is there a line to write that could make you cry tonight?

To complete my virtupitude, I have a pot of ginger peach green tea, and I have the file for Bone & Jewel Creatures open and am suck-vacuuming the two scenes before the first scene I need to write. These are hesitation wounds, but we'll get there eventually.

Man, you would not believe how much I got done today while I was ignoring this book. *g* (Okay, it's technically a novella, not a novel. But if it's going to be published under its own power, it still counts as a book.)
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Right. Definitely not getting finished tonight. There seems to be more work left here than I had deluded myself into believing.

Howver, I have 1029 words, which is a respectable day's work, and I think I can write more tomorrow. And maybe the day after that. And then some Friday. And then I may be done.

I suppose I should actually dramatize this scene instead of just writing, "And then he went to ask for help and got slapped down, just as he had known he would." Sigh. Sometimes it's so much easier to be a bad lazy writer. And yet, being a bad lazy writer does not make good books.
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