tea today: Queen Mary's Brazilian sweet orange yerba mate, because I need it.
teacup today: the one with the poppies, which I bought in Ireland
Home inspection yesterday went well. We seem to be on track to arguing about what colors to paint the trim--which means that my October, between Viable Paradise and World Fantasy, will be devoted to throwing things into boxes, painting, and frantically moving house. So Shattered Pillars needs to get written in September and November, more or less.
Okay, I can do that.
Last night, I learned how to make Kentucky pickle relish from netcurmudgeon's mom, in the company of netcurmudgeon, ashacat, and ctwriter. You would not believe how awful this stuff looks when it's boiling. Eye of newt, etc.
And now, other than a break for lunch with ladegard at some point, it's type type type until whatever "Spellslinger" ends up being called is done in a draft. Just a climax, a denouement, and a savage twist ending to go...
I hope I shall be able to bang out a sort of complete draft of "The Leavings of the Wolf" Sunday and Monday (I have a crit due Monday too), which will leave the rest of the month before Armadillocon to catch up on my reading, do book review columns, and revise "!Spellslinger" and "The Leavings of the Wolf." I have half of the essay I need to write on Warren Ellis done--I'm still waiting for a backordered copy of the first volume of Global Frequency to arrive. That also needs to get finished before the con, or--at the very least--on the airplane.
And then it's off to Texas to see friends, colleagues, and that boy I like. (Overlapping Venn diagrams, anyone?)
I had to invoke one aspect of my superpower (functional on three hours of sleep or less) yesterday, and the battery drain is worse than it used to be. I'd rather be sleeping.
But instead of sleep, I have yerba mate. And wordcount, mama. Wordcount.
See you tonight, when I will have some progress notes for you, I'm sure.
State of the Honeydew:
RoF column: August 25, 2011
"You're on the Global Frequency" essay: September 1, 2011
"!Spellslinger" : September 1, 2011
Revise Book of Iron
Victorian fantasy story: December 15, 2011
Shattered Pillars: December 31, 2011
Armadillocon: August 26-28, 2011, Austin
100-Year Starship Symposium, Part II: Sept 30-Oct 2, Orlando
Viable Paradise: October 7-16, 2011, Oak Bluffs MA
World Fantasy Convention: October 27-30, 2011, San Diego
"Latency": March 2012
An Apprentice to Elves: June 11, 2012 with truepenny
Hard SF adventure story: June 11, 2012
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"
Smile (unless its name is actually Salt Water)
"Form & Void"
"Untitled Space Opera Thingy" aka "Periastron"
"The Death of Terrestrial Radio"
"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"