June 12th, 2009

hustle ash hell yes

i am tired. i am weary. i could sleep for a thousand years.

1041 words on a very bad synopsis. I suck at synopses. The book has a working title now, which is The Steles of the Sky.

Yes, I know the older plural is Stelae, but Steles is an acceptable English variant and I am still not a prescriptivist, and never will be.

So tonight and tomorrow, I try to finish a draft of the first chapter, and then we see what happens.

But right now, lunch. I think there are some grapes in the kitchen that cry out for my loving attention right now.

  • Current Music
    The Cult - Love Removal Machine
  • Tags
writing gorey earbrass unspeakable horro

different people with a common pain

Project: The Steles of the Sky
New words:  1156
Total Words: 1557 
Deadline: Next autumn, I hope.
Reason for stopping: End of chapter one, or chapter one as it currently stands.

Stimulants:  Laphraoig. Carbs be damned, proposals require alcohol. Also salad, tortillas and chili con queso, and lots of green tea
Exercise: 1 hour of yoga, minimal gardening, throwing ball for dog. Also, push-ups before bed (forthcoming)
Mammalian assistance: Cat came down and sat with me for an hour, twice. Otherwise the dog badly wanted to chase bicyclists.

Mail: All kinds of good mail! Edit letter for Chill, which means it's good I finished the proposal, because now I have to s tart revising Chill. Also, I have ARCs of By the Mountain Bound, which means--you guessed it--contest! I just dunno what kind of contest yet.
Today's words Word don't know: maned, stickily, paunched, khagan, khaganate, ger, wizarding
Words I'm surprised Word do know: caravanserais, steles

Tyop du jour: --
Darling du jour: The wound that still oozed blood between his fingers had saved his life.
Mean Things: civil war, genocide, infertility, recovery from surgery, grevious bodily harm, death of friends and stock, family drama
Jury-rigging: I suspect in its final version, the book will be organized in different POV chunks, but this way lets me introduce both POV characters in the scope of the proposal

There's always one more quirk in the character: Somebody's happy about her name change.
Other writing-related work: --
The Internets are full of things:
...but I was too busy today to notice any of them.
Books in progress: Jasper Fforde, Something Rotten
The glamour!: AT&T salesman who would not go away.