it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
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I'm not good; I'm not nice; I'm just right.

I may have just written the best sentence of my life. It's not quite the Sondheim lyric quoted above, but I love it with an unholy love.

Unfair, but not untrue.

nihilistic_kid piles onto the panel moderation debate

Progress notes for 7 June 2005:

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 2,506
Total Words: 110,091 / 123,250
Pages: 493

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
123,250 / 160,000
(77.0%)
Reason for stopping: work, alas
Mammalian Assistance: Paladin was needy today. So he got snuggled some.
Stimulants: tropical green tea, Republic of Tea Vanilla Almond. Which is crack.
Exercise: gothercise, yoga
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: coir, muskier, microsleeps, Herod, disenthrallment, celadon, tasseomancy
Tyop du jour: a black wold waited for him at the edge of the woods (or) rattle and thumb of a weather-swollen door.
Darling du jour: Ian delivered a grimly determined Jewels into Autumn's hands before breakfast, when the sky behind bare trees was transparent golden, and cold birds sang in their limbs.
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Dorothy L. Sayers, The Unpleasantness At The Bellona Club;

Interesting research tidbits of the day:
tasseomancy. I gotta say, if you're seeing all this stuff in your tea leaves, you hardly need their help in percieving visions.

Matthias I "Corvinus" Hunyadi, King of Hungary. I've been interested in this guy for years, ever since he turned up as a tangent in the Vlad III research lo, these twelve or thirteen or fourteen years ago now.

...aw, drat, I think the penny just dropped on another Promethean Age book. Maybe the first one, chronologically speaking, unless I go way back and start chasing ancient Asian history.

Because I'll have to write the 15th century one eventually, and I was resisting, because nobody needs another fucking book about Vlad. Let's be frank: the world would be a better place if half the books about Vlad vanished in a puff of sensationalism.

But a book about Matthias Corvinus....

Oh yeah.

And, I mean, how can you not want to write a book about somebody named Matthew the Crow? A name like that, dude, you earn.

Other writing-related work: I have notecards. I actually don't have all that many notecards, and most of the remaining plot is on them. But I suspect it will take many pages to get through them, because the stuff that happens is complicated.

And there will be more notecards as things go on, I'm sure.

It's pounding along right now, though.

Maybe I'll bring it under 160K. Maybe. But I am not holding my breath.
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