Words today: 1008
Words total: 93339
Manuscript pages: 383 of 392
Reason for stopping: Naptime and breaktime.
Stimulants: hibiscus-ginger infusion. Ginger Altoids.
Mammalian assistance: Mithrandir and Ollie and Signy and Paladin begging for house fried rice, and headbumping and conversation from Mebd.
Notecards obliterated: None. Fourteen to go. It's going to take a long time to get past this particular note card, as it's a brawl in three or four locations simultaneously, told from five or six points of view.
Last exercise: belly dancing, 20 minutes or so.
The Smithsonian's Anacostia Museum has an exhibit--"All the Stories Are True: African American Writers Speak"--that honors nine African American writers. It features Charles Johnson, Edwidge Danticat, Dolores Kendrick, Eloise Greenfield, Walter Dean Myers, Octavia Butler, Samuel R. Delany, Kenny Carroll, and Valerie Boyd.