Also, I have discovered that this book does have a 30K wall. It just hit at 60K. Stupid book. Stupid wall.
Nonetheless, I will prevail. But the Dreaded Middle Of The Book has arrived. In spades.
warren_ellis on stories
Cave paintings are comics. Standing stones are art installations. It's all stories.
And I don't mean that in an ethereal Gaimany "the world is made out of stories, mine's a nice cup of tea" kind of way. I mean that we make the world into stories. From scratching our perceptions of the day into cave walls to dramatising the landscapes we're born into, we make the world into stories to make living in it all the sweeter.
Heh. Strikes a chord with me right now, considering what I've been working on for the last three years.
Or, as I keep hearing in the back of my head: "All books are lies. And all stories are true."
Progress notes for 4 May 2005:
Whiskey & Water
New Words: 1,009
Total Words: 63,122
Reason for stopping: white wine or red with bunyip?
Mammalian Assistance: cat on manuscript
Stimulants: there was tea. now there will be beer
Exercise: gothercise and walking
Mail: Worldwired page proofs are here
Today's words Word don't know: helmed
Tyop du jour: a flat territorial frowl
Darling du jour: "Of course I love him. I made him."
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Ed Sanders, Tales of Beatnik Glory; Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver; Lillian Jackson Braun, The Cat Who Talked Turkey (speaking of guilty pleasures, there's one right there)
Interesting research tidbits of the day: cape cod map
Other writing-related work: proofed about ten pages of Worldwired and wrote up a complete pocket history of the Promethean Age books. I am not getting to the rewrite of "Long Cold Day" any time soon.
By the way, I am overscheduled like an overscheduled thing. If I seem slow answering comments or emails, it's not lack of love, it's that malfunctioning time machine again.
[11:28] matociquala: They insisted on a bunyip, and now I have no idea what to do with him.
[11:30] katallen: sauted in butter
[11:30] matociquala: mmm
[11:30] katallen: served on a bed of wild rice and garnished with roast potatoes
[11:30] matociquala: white wine or red with bunyip?
[11:30] tanaise: rose
[11:31] sillyricepaper: white
[11:31] katallen: pink champagne
[11:31] matociquala: it's probably like duck.
[11:31] leahbobet: Medium white. *g*
[11:31] leahbobet: Non-oaked chardonnay?
[11:31] tanaise: What do you serve with platypus?
[11:31] leahbobet: Pepto-Bismol.
[11:32] leahbobet: Which is, I guess, a rose.