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March 2017



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slithytove on theme and character and stuff

I will finish this book this month. I will.

There's only ~45K left to go, and it's all that running downhill stuff. I can manage that. The plan is 2K a day.

Progress notes for 2 June 2005:

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 2,113 (that's a sitting last night, and one this morning.)
Total Words: 101,452 / 113,250
Pages: 453

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
113,250 / 160,000

I'm really enjoying writing this fight scene. I've been working up to it for quite a while, and it's a hell of a lot of fun.
Reason for stopping: pausing for lunch.
Mammalian Assistance: none
Stimulants: Republic of Tea Vanilla Almond
Exercise: gothercise (last night)
Mail: Shadows Over Baker Street is #3 on the Locus best seller list this month. And here's a Las Vegas Fandom Weekly detailing the One-Day Event that I attended last month.
Today's words Word don't know: bugling,
Tyop du jour: the pounding of the detective's gin seemed like an answer.
Darling du jour: She bit her fingers and she prayed.
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Dorothy L. Sayers, The Unpleasantness At The Bellona Club;
Interesting research tidbits of the day: article on firearms safety, article on oxytocin and trust (via sillyricepaper)
Other writing-related work: slush!


When I read the word "bugling" I interpreted it as meaning a small bug.

Nice to see you at Wiscon!
and likewise and back atcha!
Re: the gun safety article — Massad Ayoob is one of the latter day gods of firearm teaching. He's had a huge impact on how cops (and civvies) are taught gunfighting. And he knows how to write!
Yeah, it was a bitchin' writeup. Even my insufficient knowledge of firearms was impressed.
His book Stressfire is really good. Not only does he deal with the mechanics of fighting with pistols and shotguns, but he also delves into the body's stress response (and how to alter your shooting technique to work with it). From a writer's perspective I'd say that it's a good read even if you never intend to own a gun.
45K words in a month... challenging, but defintely possible. That's awesome!

p.s. thanks for pointing out slithytove. I don't know if I just friended him for the writerly stuff, or the kanji lessons.