March 22nd, 2011

writing plot octopus

help save fu manchu, moriarty, and dracula

ad eternum

Hours since draft-kill commencement: 14.5
Microsoft words/Pages total: 15,500/82
Manuscript words total: 19,500
Microsoft words since draft-kill commencement: 4,200
Sustenance: Macaroni and cheese, liverwurst and ham sandwich, olive salad, radishes, pita chips, chocolate cupcake filled with goat cheese, carrots, more mac and cheese, risotto (it has veggies!),
Caffeine and caffeine substitute: Upton Darjeeling, Stash White Christmas, Stash pomegranate rooibos, hot chocolate
Alcohol: Dogfish Head Raison d'Etre, Rumpelmintz
Dancing: in the sheets
Sleep: ...now
Exercise: Did a little yoga, and a little more.
Mean things: existential angst, explosions
Darling: "You have," he said, "as yet no frame of reference for how tired it is possible to become." Also, "Sturmwolfstaffel Hauptsturmführerin" is the funnest thing ever to say.
words Word don't know: steepled, aeroplanes, unaltering, Savile, Manhattanite, calligraphed, fumblings, fortyish, roundish, unintroduced, untasted, untacked, Reconquista, ow, stoppered, wampyrs, Kashrut, magics, unputrefying,
Tyop:


15500 / 20000 words. 78% done!
writing palencar horrid glory

god save little shops, china cups, and virginity

This is hyperbard's fault. A vignette:


Spellcheckers


The intructor rubbed her hands together and said, "Let's see what we have here. Wow! That's a really nice toad! Good work! It's a creative interpretation of the assignment--"

"But I didn't want him turned into a frog. I wanted him turned into a prince!"

"What? Let me see. Oh, it's here in line seven of the incantation. You used Microsoft glammer checker, didn't you?"

"Apple Spell Wizard," she said, sheepishly.



Hey, on five and a half hours of sleep. You want good flash fiction?

Draft stands at 83 pages. Death to the draft!

And now, back on the draftkill. Just as soon as I stretch out a little and make some tea.
writing literature vonnegut asshole

a romantic scene from a lullabye

Tea today: Stash mangosteen green
Teacup today: the wonderful thing about Tiggers

2011 03 22 Daily Commute


ad eternum

Hours since draft-kill commencement: 24
Microsoft words/Pages total: 16,000/85
Manuscript words total: 20,250
Microsoft words since draft-kill commencement: 4,700
Sustenance: Macaroni and cheese, liverwurst and ham sandwich, olive salad, radishes, pita chips, chocolate cupcake filled with goat cheese, carrots, more mac and cheese, risotto (it has veggies!), Kashi crunch and almond milk, toasted anadama bread (there was still another loaf in the freezer!) with butter, more liverwurst with harissa, more olive salad
Caffeine and caffeine substitute: Upton Darjeeling, Stash White Christmas, Stash pomegranate rooibos, hot chocolate. Stash mangosteen green, V8, galangal-ale,
Alcohol: Dogfish Head Raison d'Etre, Rumpelmintz
Dancing: in the street
Sleep: 5.5 hours
Exercise: Did a little yoga, and a little more. And a whole half-hour this morning.
Mean things: ditching somebody for a party
Darling: [redacted for spoilers]
words Word don't know: steepled, aeroplanes, unaltering, Savile, Manhattanite, calligraphed, fumblings, fortyish, roundish, unintroduced, untasted, untacked, Reconquista, ow, stoppered, wampyrs, Kashrut, magics, unputrefying,
Tyop: -- 


16000 / 20000 words. 80% done!
writing literature vonnegut asshole

when the wind wraps me like the reaper's hand

ad eternum

Hours since draft-kill commencement: 27
Microsoft words/Pages total: 17,000/90
Manuscript words total: 22,500
Microsoft words since draft-kill commencement: 5,700
Sustenance: Macaroni and cheese, liverwurst and ham sandwich, olive salad, radishes, pita chips, chocolate cupcake filled with goat cheese, carrots, more mac and cheese, risotto (it has veggies!), Kashi crunch and almond milk, toasted anadama bread (there was still another loaf in the freezer!) with butter, more liverwurst with harissa, more olive salad, more mac and cheese, a steamed black sesame bun, more carrots
Caffeine and caffeine substitute: Upton Darjeeling, Stash White Christmas, Stash pomegranate rooibos, hot chocolate. Stash mangosteen green, V8, galangal-ale,
Alcohol: Dogfish Head Raison d'Etre, Rumpelmintz
Dancing: with the dog
Sleep: 5.5 hours
Exercise: Did a little yoga, and a little more. And a whole half-hour this morning.
Mean things: Hard truth, told plainly
Darling: "If I were cruel," the wampyr said, "I would grant your wish."
words Word don't know: steepled, aeroplanes, unaltering, Savile, Manhattanite, calligraphed, fumblings, fortyish, roundish, unintroduced, untasted, untacked, Reconquista, ow, stoppered, wampyrs, Kashrut, magics, unputrefying, spellcasting, bentside,
Tyop: -- 
writing palencar horrid glory

i've fallen in love with your creature's soul

2011 03 22 Daily Commute Nightshift

This day's work deserves a second teacup shot, since I decided that having reached the last scene and a half, I was breaking out the good china.

Also, there was a break today to do a few auto repairs. J.B. Weld was involved. And a dremel tool.

2011 03 22 Bondo and Discipline 013

(That's thecoughlin being butch, not me.) But hey, sparks!

ad eternum

Hours since draft-kill commencement: 32.75
Microsoft words/Pages total: 17,600/93
Manuscript words total: 23,250
Microsoft words since draft-kill commencement: 6,300
Sustenance: Macaroni and cheese, liverwurst and ham sandwich, olive salad, radishes, pita chips, chocolate cupcake filled with goat cheese, carrots, more mac and cheese, risotto (it has veggies!), Kashi crunch and almond milk, toasted anadama bread (there was still another loaf in the freezer!) with butter, more liverwurst with harissa, more olive salad, more mac and cheese, a steamed black sesame bun, more carrots, halvah, beans and rice (Yellow Indian Woman Beans! Actually pretty good.)
Caffeine and caffeine substitute: Upton Darjeeling, Stash White Christmas, Stash pomegranate rooibos, hot chocolate. Stash mangosteen green, V8, galangal-ale, assam tea,
Alcohol: Dogfish Head Raison d'Etre, Rumpelmintz, half a winter lager
Dancing: with the dog
Sleep: 5.5 hours
Exercise: Did a little yoga, and a little more. And a whole half-hour this morning.
Mean things: getting what you want
Darling: She would have said his name in protest, but she didn't know what name to say.
words Word don't know: steepled, aeroplanes, unaltering, Savile, Manhattanite, calligraphed, fumblings, fortyish, roundish, unintroduced, untasted, untacked, Reconquista, ow, stoppered, wampyrs, Kashrut, magics, unputrefying, spellcasting, bentside,
Tyop: -- 



17600 / 20000 words. 88% done!
writing gorey earbrass conscious but ver

once was a magician. fair he was, and handsome.

ad eternum

Hours since draft-kill commencement: 34.5
Microsoft words/Pages total: 18,649/97
Manuscript words total: 24,250
Microsoft words since draft-kill commencement: 7,149
Sustenance: Macaroni and cheese, liverwurst and ham sandwich, olive salad, radishes, pita chips, chocolate cupcake filled with goat cheese, carrots, more mac and cheese, risotto (it has veggies!), Kashi crunch and almond milk, toasted anadama bread (there was still another loaf in the freezer!) with butter, more liverwurst with harissa, more olive salad, more mac and cheese, a steamed black sesame bun, more carrots, halvah, beans and rice (Yellow Indian Woman Beans! Actually pretty good.)
Caffeine and caffeine substitute: Upton Darjeeling, Stash White Christmas, Stash pomegranate rooibos, hot chocolate. Stash mangosteen green, V8, galangal-ale, assam tea,
Alcohol: Dogfish Head Raison d'Etre, Rumpelmintz, half a winter lager
Dancing: all the way to the top of the stairs.
Sleep: 5.5 hours
Exercise: Did a little yoga, and a little more. And a whole half-hour this morning.
Mean things: self-knowledge
Darling:
words Word don't know: steepled, aeroplanes, unaltering, Savile, Manhattanite, calligraphed, fumblings, fortyish, roundish, unintroduced, untasted, untacked, Reconquista, ow, stoppered, wampyrs, Kashrut, magics, unputrefying, spellcasting, bentside, eyeshine, shapeshifter, golds, deathwish,
Tyop: -- 


24,250 / 24,250 words. NaN% done!

Right. Tomorrow is a rest day.
can't sleep books will eat me

when you sleep the nightmare becomes yourself

state of the honeydew:

ad eternum and "Underground" (New Amsterdam IV & chapbook): March 30, 2011
Revise "The Slaughtered Lamb" April 14, 2011
Realms of Fantasy column: April 28, 2011
The Shaded King (Bone and Jewel Creatures II): April 30, 2011
Shattered Pillars: November 2, 2011
SF Horror story ("Form & Void"): December 25, 2011

travel:
World Horror Convention (barcon only): April 28-May 1 2011
Leprecon 37: May 6-8 2011
KGB reading: May 18 2011
Eurocon: June 17-19 2011 (barring volcanoes)
Fourth Street Fantasy Conversation: June 23-26 2011 
Odyssey: July 1, 2011
Clarion: July 10-16, 2011
Viable Paradise: October 7-16, 2011

2012:
"Latency": March 2012
An Apprentice to Elves: June, 2012 with [info]truepenny
Steles of the Sky : November 2012
"Underworld": September 2012

2013:
"Dark Leader": March 2013
"Something's Gotta Eat T. rexes": September 2013




No fixed deadline:

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"Untitled Space Opera Thingy" aka "Periastron"
"Steel Monkey"
"Spellslinger"
"Posthumous Jonson"
"The Death of Terrestrial Radio"
"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"
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