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bear by san

March 2017



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writing gorey earbrass unspeakable horro

life is short and love is always over in the morning

I am going to to have to add an appendix to this book detailing the 64 Sacred Colors of Horses. It's a good thing I figured out what they all are, and the genetics. Alas, that means I need to give them all names, because (minimal overo) is fine for my little chart, but does not actually sound like something a horse color would be called in a cod-Central-Asian world.

With my draft or on it!

93361 / 120000 words. 78% done!

Steles of the Sky: Eternal Sky III

Start time: 1100 hours EST, Tuesday February 19 2013
Hours elapsed: 32
Starting Word count: 88,107 words
Starting page count: 437 pages
Current Word count: 93,361 words
Current page count: 460 pages
New words: 5254

Teacup: squid mug
Tea: Upton pai mu tan white with ginger and mint; Stash mint chocolate oolong; Upton Christmas Tea;
Not Tea: Adirondack raspberry lime seltzer; hot buttered rum; a Manhattan variant with Campari in place of vermouth; coooooooooffeeeeeee; unsweetened almond coconut milk; Polar pink grapefruit seltzer 
Other Sustenance: cinnamon graham crackers; brown rice, refried pintos, cheddar cheese, hot sauce, fried egg; Reed's ginger chew; half a sweet cheese croissant; nut and rice crackers; more cinnamon grahams; a disgustingly healthy smoothie that would have been better without the kiwi; spaghetti with turkey sausage, veggie, and red bean marinara sauce; pistachios; oatmeal with jam, banananananananas, and peanut butter; rice with peas and mushrooms; chicken black bean burrito; still more cinnamon grahams; brown rice; refried beans; half a blood orange;  

Dancing: they shoot horses, don't they?
Exercise: yoga, 1 mile walk, 1 mile run
Sleep: 6 hours
Showers: 2
Reason for stopping last night: was typing more homonyms than the words I meant. 

Words Word don't know: bearlike, buzkashi, indricothere, karst, shudraga, geas, untasted, arsed, shelterless, petrichor, anosmic, luffed, unpatrolled, armorers, abortifacients, whuffed, rockily, hypostall, vulturous, cowled, spinel, spiderweb, boled, insectile, scraggle, cometary, ouds, homages, unglaciated,  thewed, wyrm, querulousness, unshriven, antidiarrheal, slabby, verdnacy, torchieres, archness,
Mean things: moral qualms, more moral qualms, and a few more moral qualms. insurmountable odds. caring about stuff means stuff can be taken away from you. reunions that are more awkward than expected. being growled at by your own dog. horse coat color genetics. 
Darling: --

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


You can do it! Go, Bear! :) x
I am enough of a genetics geek that I would love to read about the genetics of the 64 sacred colors of horses, though I'd want their our-world names so I could also google pictures as I read.
Looking forward to the whole trilogy.
How about star-kissed or moon-kissed for the minimal overo?
Do we ever stop to think about and appreciate all the things the author has to know to be able to write a story, that the reader doesn't need to know in order to read it? We should.
When we're kind, we leave 90% of it out. The technical term for failure to do so is "I suffered for my art and now so will you."
I try to stick to the good freezer food... but freezer food it is. Mmm, sodium levels rising....
The are 7 words in that list that I don't know either. I like you anyway, even if you do know more words than I do.