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March 2017



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Progress Notes

A Companion to Wolves

New Words: ~1700 (the other half are truepenny's)
Total Words: ~58500
Pages: 269 (counting about five pages of outline notes)


New Words: ~149, and a bunch of outliney stuff.
Total Words: ~4000 or so, mostly notes
Pages: 15

Reason for stopping: sleepy.
Mammalian Assistance: Marlowe as fur muff
Stimulants: herbal tea, Russian Caravan, seltzer, and bourbon
Exercise: None.
Mail: Asimov's rejection, 62 days
Tyop du jour: Nothing worth reporting
Books read (so far this year): William S. Burroughs, The Naked Lunch; Elizabeth George, A Place of Hiding; Karen Traviss, City of Pearl; Judith Tarr, Pillar of Fire; David L. Robbins, War of the Rats; John Bellairs, The Face in the Frost; Robert Charles Wilson, Spin; Peter Watts, Behemoth: Seppuku. Probably some I'm forgetting; I haven't logged in a while.
Books in progress: Connie Willis, Impossible Things; James White, Hospital Station; Ed Sanders, Tales of Beatnik Glory; Samuel Delany, The Motion of Light in Water It must be 1960 in my head again. I hate it when that happens.
Books in queue: M.J. Harrison, Tourism; Tamara Siler Jones, Ghosts in the Snow; Michael Binyon, Life in Russia
Other writing-related work: slushed 8 stories and did a lot of plotting with truepenny. Also, have one or two shorts chasing around in my head.


It's got a bitching cover, doesn't it?
My mom really likes Holly's stuff, but I don't think I've read any of it yet....
Well, to be fair, several of these are re-reads--the Willis, the White, the Burroughs, the Bellairs.

And yeah, I love the Delany book. It's also tickling my head right now that there's something going on in its subtext that I need to learn about writing. The underlying theme about perspectives and change and truth and the passage of time is somehow relevant to something I'm working on now, but I'm not sure how exactly--and it's not the surface-level epiphany there, the one about character/perspective affecting narrative--but something else.

Ehn. My brain won't put out. *g*
I only reread books I really like. I'm a very impatient person. *g*
Tamara Siler Jones, Ghosts in the Snow

I just started this the other day, and it's fairly good so far. At this point it feels sort of like a police procedural that's set in a fantasy world (something that arcaedia pointed out to me).
As I understand it, that's exactly what it's supposed to be. (I know Tamara slightly; she's a fellow OWWer and also a Spectra-ite. *g* "One of us! One of us!")

Are we having fun yet?