Tangent Online reviews All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories. (thanks to Toby for the link) I didn't "go horribly wrong." That's nice to know. (My favorite review ever is still "not entirely without merit," which was one of the Sherlockian groups' response to "Tiger! Tiger!")
Hmm. This book is so very different from other books I have written. So very much more about the journey than the destination.
I wonder if this is what a mature novel feels like, or if I've simply lost the ability to plot and generate tension?
Progress notes for 17 April 2005
Whiskey & Water
New Words: 1,682
Total Words: 41,081 (Quarter of a book! Quarter of a book!)
Reason for stopping: end of scene
Mammalian Assistance: Marlowe was doing the shodda-kat thing again
Stimulants: earl grey
Today's words Word don't know: gelt, Latina
Tyop du jour: Best tyop evar: The poet crushed a seared sausage into three with the side of his fork, and stuffed the first piece into his mouse. Runner up: He spoke again with his mouth full of taoist. And you should all thank me for not making *any* of the Confucianism jokes I just thought of.
Darling du jour: Even the Spaniards take pity on an Englishman in Hell, he thought, and slurped his orange juice.
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Ed Sanders, Tales of Beatnik Glory; Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver, Sarah Monette, Kekropia
Interesting research tidbit of the day: n/a
Other writing-related work: One chapter critted for truepenny
My dad bought a welder.
He wants to build a wind-driven music box out of old bicycles.
In case there was somebody who suspected I didn't come by it honestly.
Milestone: not just 40K, but W&W's file is 666K today.