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criminal minds boom

well you sure didn't look like you were having any fun

Karen Memory just keeps on trucking. I should be done by now, but my nice little 80K book has burgeoned to 90K and climbing. Like this:


90358 / 80000 words. 113% done!

Yeah, I'm 113% done, all right.

And I just wrote two of my favorite paragraphs ever, but I can't share 'em because they're spoilers. Just so you know, in 2015, they're the ones involving Boris and Ivan and the hairpin.

I have written the Boom and the Before I Kill You Mister Bond. If I can get through the Daring Hexcape tonight, there's nothing left but the Climactic Space Battle and the Denouement.

Things I have discovered while stumbling through the end of the book: You know how cocoa powder is hydrophobic and it's an absolute bitch to get the hot milk stirred into it without lumps of dry powdery shit interfering? Well, if you stir a tablespoon of booze into the cocoa and sugar first, there's no problem!

Let's hear it for solvents and chemistry!

Best tyop of the last while: I pressed my burned face to the cool meta and sighed.

And back to the book mines, and Andrew Bird who is keeping me from crying with book not done.

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I look so forward to reading this! Just, generally speaking, because so far I have yet to read anything you have written which I did not enjoy.

You know how cocoa powder is hydrophobic and it's an absolute bitch to get the hot milk stirred into it without lumps of dry powdery shit interfering? Well, if you stir a tablespoon of booze into the cocoa and sugar first, there's no problem!

THAT is useful information. :-)
That is *exceedingly* useful information.

Booze for science!
It sounds fascinating (even though I am still disturbed by the title, because, well, I am weird about that name).
I pressed my burned face to the cool meta and sighed.

Well, yes, meta can be mighty cool.

And horrifying, puzzling, obscure and deeply squicky and times.

Bravo, Bear, that's some mighty fine tyop, that is.
I love the typo. That is indeed an excellent party typo.

And the information about the cocoa is very useful indeed. Now, to decide which booze is most suited for the purpose. Something cinnamon appeals to me...

(Related random pointless anecdote: I had a friend once who, at 20 years of age, had a 2 oz. bottle of peppermint schnapps confiscated from her at the border. She was only intending to put it 1/2 a shot at a time into hot chocolate, over the course of a multi-day camping trip. They pretty much had to take the load of luggage apart to even find it.)
I have written the Boom and the Before I Kill You Mister Bond. If I can get through the Daring Hexcape tonight, there's nothing left but the Climactic Space Battle and the Denouement.

Don't forget the post-closing-credit Going Out For Shawarma and/or Churros Scene!