TNH deconstructs the methodology of the "What SF writer are you?" quiz.
This, for sheer geekiness, is the coolest thing I've seen in weeks.
Dark Crystal sequel? *fears*
Progress notes for 15 May 2005:
Whiskey & Water
The wordcount reduction is because I cut out 2,086 words of outline notes and pasted them into a new file, because I have gotten to the point where the book has its own momentum, and I no longer need to have everything cool I've thought up during the gestation process written down where I won't forget it. I still need to have it written down, but the book is a book now, rather than a collection of ideas, so I can take some of the scaffolding off it.
So the new reported word and page count is the TRUE reported word and page count.
It's always kind of a good feeling when I get to this point.
New Words: 1,833
Total Words: 77,775 / 85,250. And hey, that's more than half the book, because the 160K target is a manuscript format target, not an MS word one.
(MS Word count/Standard Manuscript Format count)
Mammalian Assistance: Marlowe is sleeping on my shoulder. The boy dog is moping because the girl dog isn't interested in hot doggie sex. I don't have the heart to break it to him that she's neutered.
Exercise: does grocery shopping count? also, walking and gothercise yesterday afternoon.
Today's words Word don't know: lipsticked, braceleting, laddering, Kemo Sabe
Tyop du jour: a bramble scraping a thin raw line across his fireleg. (or) a sly like a slate casket lid.
Darling du jour: "Fae is not a profession."
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver; various things I'm critting in draft.
Interesting research tidbits of the day: n/a
Other writing-related work: I realized that Felix is being played by Ralph Fiennes. No wonder i keep thinking he really wants to be Patrick Macnee and isn't pulling it off.