2474 words to finish the novella, and then I answered a bunch of interview questions. So many people ask where one gets one's ideas, and there's just no answer to that question. One gets them in dribs and drabs, a bit from a song lyric, another bit from a news story on the radio, a third bit from something in a book that made you angry. And it's not like you remember where the bits came from after the fact.
Especially when it comes to something like the Promethean Age books. I started writing those books in 1987 or thereabouts. That's 21 years ago. I have adult friends whose parents probably had not yet met when I first started building that world.
But anyway, the damned thing is done. Which makes tomorrow a day for administrative trivia--la!--including repackaging a couple of books that seem to have come back from the Great Book Mailing lost and confused, and paying bills, and doing all that first of the month stuff. And not worrying about having to finish this freaking novella draft.
I'm kind of worried that my ending is lame and limps a bunch, but that's okay, because it's just a draft and I can fix it later.
One more damned thing crossed off the list.
Finish Bone and Jewel Creatures
Last read-over of Seven for a Secret with attention to quotation marks.
Finish "The Tricks of London" (started)
Finish "Mongoose" with truepenny (started)
Finish Chill (started)
Write S2 Shadow Unit episodes: "Lucky Day" coffeeem (started));
"Wind-Up Boogeyman"; finish "Smoke & Mirrors" (started)
Rewrite The Sea thy Mistress
Shadow Unit S3
When they get done:
Write "Smile" (Bone Garden) (started)
Write "Snow Dragons"
Write "The Horrid Glory of its Wings"