November 19th, 2014

writing goddamned verbs slithytove

one sunny day the world was waiting for a lover

It's work, work, all the day long.

I'm recovering from Windycon, and managed to get a solid day's work done yesterday in spite of all the fuss of re-entering my life after being away for nearly a month. (The dog is clipped and bathed, as he managed to turn himself into one giant mat while I was gone. And the house is tolerably clean.)


90449 / 100000 words. 90% done!

As for the welves, well... that's where I'm starting off today with regard to An Apprentice to Elves in draft. It's just climax from here on out.

And I had damned well better be in the final push on this book, is all I'm saying. I can see the finish line from here, and while it's probably going to come in a bit longer than 100,000 words, the end is within sight. Now I just have to catch back up to my NaNoFinishMo goals, because I'm lagging behind there.

The good news is that I have all day today to write--once I eat something, anyway, because I forgot about breakfast again.

(Oh, yeah, and I'm really back on the Discipline again, because wow none of my pants fit after all the travel and food and failure to exercise sufficiently this year. Aiee.)

So, as if the tradition of my tribe, here's a picture of some tea and another one of my supervisor, who is camped on the couch with me while I work.






Tea today is a green Darjeeling from the Tindharia Estate, via Upton Tea. Teacup today is Royal Albert confetti roses, which was a gift from thecoughlin and my mom.

And now, that food and those words.
criminal minds boom

boom! like that.

Taking a break from writing like a fiend to make some more tea and brag! CLICK THROUGH THE LINK AND LOOK AT MY COVER, GUYS!



(Click on the image above for the full, amazing cover art by Cynthia Sheppard.)
criminal minds garcia technopeasant

i just made my third pot of tea. shit is getting real.

Well, it's been a really long time since I liveblogged finishing a novel, isn't it? Well, I guess that means it's time.

An Apprentice to Elves Metrics, 19 November 2014 

Manuscript stands at: 92,692
Words added: 2243
Hours since commencement: 5:22
Sleep: 0
Bathing: 0
Sustenance: crackers and cheese, almonds, a PJ's chicken burrito with extra cheese, two clementines, an apple, half a cider doughnut, hot cider
Tea: coffee, jasmine, gen mai cha, mint and green
Liquor: a Stormy Holiday, which is a Roman Holiday with some Gosling's rum splashed in.
Exercise: nada
Dancing: in my seat
Distractions: Karen Memory cover reveal, family member brought home a new car
Research: what's that word anyway? Oh right, merlons.
Mean things: holmgang, killed something. Not necessarily in that order. 
Current project: grief.
Darling: --

criminal minds jj hit what she aimed at

drinkin' tequila like it's the name of the game

An Apprentice to Elves Metrics, 19 November 2014 9:54 PM


95042 / 100000 words. 95% done!

"If I do not finish this book today, I will only have to finish it tomorrow."

It's still enough for today.

Manuscript stands at: 95,042
Words added: 4597
Hours since commencement: 9:55
Sleep: 0
Bathing: 0
Sustenance: crackers and cheese, almonds, a PJ's chicken burrito with extra cheese, two clementines, an apple, half a cider doughnut, hot cider, chicken, brussels sprouts, acorn squash, brown rice, english muffin
Tea: coffee, jasmine, gen mai cha, mint and green
Liquor: a Stormy Holiday, which is a Roman Holiday with some Gosling's rum splashed in.
Exercise: nada
Dancing: white woman's overbite
Distractions: dinner break
Research: axial tilt
Mean things: freezing mud and lots of it 
Current project: bad news from the front
Darling: --