April 19th, 2011


there's a hidden door she leads you to

Al Stewart and Josephine Baker are following me around this week.

Got up, took the dog out, did some yoga (20 minutes of sun salutations.) Ate a food and started bread and did the dishes. La la la. Goal for the rest of the day: practice some guitar, and then finish this damned draft of Too Many Necromancers.

I shall not sleep before the draft is done. Even if it's just a slurry of bracket notes and WTF. Because I really have no clue how to finish this thing. I've got the wrong end of it somehow and I have to do a tricky trick and flip it around while making it look like I meant to do that the whole damned time.

In order to keep you entertained while I am engaged in Death Race 2011 (now with 111% less DavidCarradineandSylvesterStallone, not to mention horrid 70's eye makeup), I bring you the second half of "Boojum" from Drabblecast. With a second and equally nifty image of the Lavinia Whately.

"Boojum," Part One

"Boojum," Part Two

Teacup today: Green stoneware. Serious business requires a high-capacity mug.
Tea today: Upton's Sencha, Shizuoka #2; Upton's China Pre-Chingming Golden Monkey

2011 04 19 Daily Commute 002  2011 04 19 Daily Commute 001

(tea photo is blurry, but you get the idea)

And now... This Draftus Must Die.

Here's where we start for the day:

Too Many Necromancers aka The Shaded King aka This Thing Needs A Different Title

hours since draftkill commencement: 0
words since draftkill commencement: 0
words total: 15,000

15000 / 25000 (60.00%)

Research: --
Exercise: yoga (20 mins of sun salutations),
Sustenance: redneck huevos rancheros (spicy black beans, tortilla strips, tomato, fried eggs). cantaloupe so ripe I had to eat it over the sink
Caffeine: sencha, golden monkey
Alcohol: --
with the dog
Mean things: --
Darling:  --
words Word don't know: --
words I'm surprised Word does know: --
Tyop: --
writing gorey earbrass conscious but ver

i'm getting tired. i'm forgetting why.

Huh. Okay, you know what? I'm calling that a draft. It's not a good draft: it's full of holes. But that's why they call it a draft.

And it probably only has two days' work in it to make it a finished story, which is good enough for me, because if I have to do this anymore right now I will cry.

Tomorrow is a Rest Day. And then I will see what I can do about getting those books mailed before I leave for Texas, eh? 

State of the Honeydew:

Realms of Fantasy column: April 28, 2011
The Shaded King (Bone and Jewel Creatures II): April 30, 2011

Revise The Shaded King and "Hobnoblin Blues": April 30, 2011
Range of Ghosts CEM: May 6, 2011
Online Writing Workshop review: May 15, 2011
Online Writing Workshop review: June 15, 2011
Range of Ghosts page proofs: June 19, 2011
Realms of Fantasy column: June 29, 2011
Realms of Fantasy article: June 29, 2011
Shattered Pillars: November 2, 2011
SF Horror story ("Form & Void"): December 25, 2011

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

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

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

No fixed deadline:

"The Deeps of the Sky"
Karen Memory
Smile (unless its name is actually Salt Water)
Unsuitable Metal
Gotham Jazz

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