January 21st, 2009


if you can only be tall because somebody else is on their knees, then you have a serious problem.

My radio keeps saying President Obama.

I realize that this an overreaction, and yet I feel like I somehow accidentally woke up in the parallel universe where the trainwreck end-of-the-world narrative was just a trashy bestseller with an unbelievable plot.

So this is what it feels like when the good guys win.
spies mfu get plastered

if only tonight we could fall in a deathless spell

And it's a draft. Maybe about 500 words on "Lucky Day" today, to complete the story, along with a complete editing pass. Ten days in advance of deadline, even.

Man, that feels good.

Not that my opinion counts, but I think this is one of my favorite Shadow Unit episodes to date.

Oh, the pleasures of the day.  Now to eat something today other than a brownie, and get ready to go climb....

Something new has developed in my ongoing relationship with music while I work. Last year, I pretty much could no longer listen to it. Now, apparently, I have to find one song--often a completely unrelated one--and put it on repeat while I work. For "Lucky Day" it was "Standing In Your Way," as sung by the inimitable Tony Head. For "The Horrid Glory of its Wings," it was Blitzen Trapper's "Black River Killer."

No, I have no idea what aspect of my biochemistry demands it, but there you go.

State of the Honeydew

Revise Chill
Revise The Sea thy Mistress
Write S2 Shadow Unit episode: "Lucky Day" (with </a></b></a>coffeeem)
Revise One-Eyed Jack and The Suicide King
Write either An Apprentice to Elves or A Reckoning of Men (with </a></b></a>truepenny) (or at least get healthily started on it.)
Shadow Unit S3
Write Grail
Write "Smile" (Bone Garden) (started)
Fix "The Horrid Glory of its Wings"
Write "On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera."
Write the blind cave mermaid story. (started)

Sell some (more) books before I starve.


god is an american.

Five things still make a post.*

1) Congratulations, Madame Secretary. I've been a fan since the Chocolate Chip Cookie incident.

2) Climbed. There was wall. The wall mostly won because I was fearful and weak tonight, but I got my fourth 5.8 and then more or less goofed around on other routes after, as apparently I am the antithesis of athletic currently. Still, it was my fourth 5.8, even if it was on the slab. So that's four 5.8s and two 5.9s. I'm moving up in the world. (Of course, for revenge, after the 5.8 I wiped out on the third move of a 5.7 repeatedly. Le sigh.)

Hello, Bear? You are climbing 5.8s. Live it.

3) New Criminal Minds tonight. Expect the usual fuss tomorrow.

4) ginmar says it so I don't have to.

5) Did I mention that I finished a novella today? (Okay, total filler. Such is life.)

*Damn, I still miss her.