January 30th, 2012

writing eternal sky rog

i finally have one thing i couldn't bear to lose

Back in the saddle

With my draft, or on it.

We started at noon on Sunday with 85,709 words.

Hours since draft-kill commencement: 21
Microsoft words/Pages total: 90,292/442
Manuscript words total: 110,500
Microsoft words since draft-kill commencement: 4583
Sustenance: Chobani passionfruit yogurt, sea salt caramel, pork cabbage dumplings, potato and pea samosas, grape tomatoes, tangerine, Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, salad, sticky triple-ginger gingerbread, more caramel, spicy pickles, 6-grain toast, another tangerine,
Caffeine and caffeine substitute: Upton peach with flowers black tea, "Crown me" green jasmine display tea (2 steepings),
Tea cup: Earthbound arts GIANT TEA BOWL
Alcohol: the last tiny bit of the Laphroaig quarter-cask
Doses of NyQuil: 1
Phone calls from boyfriend: 1
Dancing: to the new Leonard Cohen album
Games of Bejeweled: 1
Sleep: 7 hours
Showers: 1
Exercise: --
Mean things: Healing touch failure, unexpected autopsy, garroting 
Darling: --
words Word don't know: --
Tyop: --
writing eternal sky rog

i caught the darkness. it was drinking from your cup. i said is this contagious? you said just...

...drink it up.

With my draft, or on it.

We started at noon on Sunday with 85,709 words.
(deleted 148 words of notes)

Hours since draft-kill commencement: 28.5
Microsoft words/Pages total: 90,366/452
Manuscript words total: 113,000
Microsoft words since draft-kill commencement: 6657
Sustenance: Chobani passionfruit yogurt, sea salt caramel, pork cabbage dumplings, potato and pea samosas, grape tomatoes, tangerine, Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, salad, sticky triple-ginger gingerbread, more caramel, spicy pickles, 6-grain toast, another tangerine, artichoke hearts, edamame, bean burrito, more yogurt, half a liverwurst onion and tomato sandwich, peanut butter and jelly on almond bread, redneck wonton soup, chocolate mint cookie,
Caffeine and caffeine substitute: Upton peach with flowers black tea, "Crown me" green jasmine display tea (2 steepings), cherry green tea (from colomon and mandolinjen)
Tea cup: Earthbound arts GIANT TEA BOWL
Alcohol: the last tiny bit of the Laphroaig quarter-cask
Doses of NyQuil: 2
Phone calls from boyfriend: 1
Dancing: to the new Leonard Cohen album
Games of Bejeweled: 1
Sleep: 7 hours
Showers: 2
Exercise: --
Mean things: Healing touch failure, unexpected autopsy, garroting, radiation poisoning, crossbowmen, your boss not kicking your ass like you expected, lack of timely antibiotic treatment
Darling: --
words Word don't know: --
Tyop: There was a pause as Bansh wove down the narrow thoroughfates.



113000 / 120000 words. 94% done!
writing eternal sky rog

you're the chosen one there's no turning back now

I wonder when this turns into Zeno's Chapter. Theoretically, I only have a chapter and a half left. Traditionally that's when it strikes.

I am within about 30 pages of the contracted length, and still have that chapter and a half to go, and a couple of scenes to go back and add. Suspect I might be a little over in the final analysis, but I also suspect casacorona won't complain too much about 5% slop one way or the other.

Somewhere, that boy I like and kateelliott are mocking the little slip of a thing I call a novel. Hey, what can I say, I'd rather get paid three times for 400,000 words rather than only just once. *g*


With my draft, or on it.

We started at noon on Sunday with 85,709 words.

Hours since draft-kill commencement: 33
Microsoft words/Pages total: 94,000/458
Manuscript words total: 114,500
Microsoft words since draft-kill commencement: ~8500 (I have deleted about a page and a half of notes)
Sustenance: Chobani passionfruit yogurt, sea salt caramel, pork cabbage dumplings, potato and pea samosas, grape tomatoes, tangerine, Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, salad, sticky triple-ginger gingerbread, more caramel, spicy pickles, 6-grain toast, another tangerine, artichoke hearts, edamame, bean burrito, more yogurt, half a liverwurst onion and tomato sandwich, peanut butter and jelly on almond bread, redneck wonton soup, chocolate mint cookie, more gingerbread (if you're getting the idea that I cook for the freezer and then EAT IT ALL when I'm on a writing binge, you'd be correct!),
Caffeine and caffeine substitute: Upton peach with flowers black tea, "Crown me" green jasmine display tea (2 steepings), cherry green tea (from colomon and mandolinjen),
Tea cup: Earthbound arts GIANT TEA BOWL
Alcohol: the last tiny bit of the Laphroaig quarter-cask, some plum wine left from Christmas, wisniowka
Doses of NyQuil: 2
Phone calls from boyfriend: 1
Dancing: can't give up. can't pass out.
Games of Bejeweled: 1
Sleep: 7 hours
Showers: 2
Exercise: --
Mean things: Healing touch failure, unexpected autopsy, garroting, radiation poisoning, crossbowmen, your boss not kicking your ass like you expected, lack of timely antibiotic treatment, mass graves,
Darling: This was an old man with a mottled pate, his face creased deep behind the stringy fall of his white moustache.
words Word don't know: --
Tyop: --


114500 / 120000 words. 95% done!