it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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"Most of the weight that he gained was in his eyes."

Man. I wanna write like John Gorka.

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)
Pages: 341

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
85,250 / 160,000
Reason for stopping: tired and stupid
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.
Stimulants: chai
Exercise: does grocery shopping count? also, walking and gothercise yesterday afternoon.
Mail: nomail
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.

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