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March 2017



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Patti Griffin has a great heartbreak voice. Sort of, what if Joan Baez could carry a tune. *g*

And I got actual words on actual Worldwired today. In fact, I broke 40K, MS Word, which means about 44K manuscript. Not halfway done, but getting there-- 172 pages, and a couple of things that seemed like pacing problems waiting to happen sorted themselves out nicely. The characters seemed about to solve half the plot about halfway into the book, which would have never done, bu then I remembered that that was actually only half of half the plot, and there's still a whole nother side of the problem to nail down.

And I have actual action happening. It's like a miracle. And I know what needs to happen by page 200, which is only 37 pages or so away.

See? This is what happens when you quit panicking and trust yourself, the readers, and the book.

I think I've been choking because I've been worrying up a storm that I'm not as good as I think I am. And really, I'm not all that bad at this writing t'ing.

Great, now the plateaus are emotional rather than technical. Although I do seem to be hashing out something to do with the balance of external vs. internal plotlines, too.


Words Today: 1313
Words Total: 40171
Pages: 163 of 175
Reason for stopping: must bathe before movie
Tea: thé melange russe. Also, a Beck's beer or two and a tuna melt.
Mammalian assistance: Cat puke on linoleum, other cat begging for tunafish, one drive-by by Oliver, the panda Siamese (like a Siamese splashed liberally with white paint in a tuxedo pattern). A Roland for an Oliver, oh! Otherwise, largely ignored, since the boy is home and he's more fun when I'm writing.


You're very very good at the writing thing.

Remember that. Repeat it to yourself before bed if necessary.
It's a sign -- I've got to get me some Patty Griffin tunes: you were raving about her, and I just heard an interview w/ her on NPR Friday morning, and I loved her singing. Got to get back into that singer/songwriter thing again.

Nice work on the novel! Keep up the trust, and have fun with it!
*sigh* I was holding out on the new Patty Griffin album, but then NPR put an interview up on their Web site, and four of her new songs, and I liked every single one of them, and -- doomed. Doomed.

Double-doomed when I got to Tower and there were new Patti Smith and Tori Amos albums on sale. Why does the universe do this to me?
Um. Finagle's constant? *g*

It happens to me, too. And I need her new album as well.

Sooo good and shiny.
Rain is my favorite song on the disc. Congrats on the progress. *grin*
Mine too. *g* It may be one of the Ten Perfect Songs....
I have to be careful, when listening to that album, not to put "Rain" and "Nobody's Crying Now" on repeat loops. It's way too easy for me to overlisten to something. (Current song in danger of that: Tull's "Cold Wind from Valhalla")

I can glut myself on Tull very easily too. It's insanely listenable, and I have a lot of it. *g*
I'm still building my Tull collection — there's a lot to get. (Tho' oddly I find Aqualung unlistenable, except for "Locomotive Breath.")