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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Oh, and it's alright, it's alright, it's alright; You can't be forever blessed

Send in the writing doula.

Progress notes for 17.5 June 2005:

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 4185
Total Words: 134,378 / 150,250
Notecards expunged/added/remaining: 1.5 / 0 / 13
Pages: 601

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
150,250 / 160,000
(93.0%)
An evening update, because I wrote for ten hours solid today after the last update, and got what you might technically term a "buttload" done. Chapter Twenty-Seven finished.

Of the 13 notecards remaining, four are plot, five are climax, and four are resolution. Do we think this is getting done in 10K? Heh. Me neither. Fortunately, I *do* get to round. And I haven't done any trimming of early bits yet. And I can probably go to 165K before Liz actually sends people around with hammers.

I think.

Blood & Iron is 170, anyway, and she did say she only wanted about 15 pages out of it. And this book has, well, a lot of plot.

Reason for stopping: bedtime.
Mammalian Assistance: They're trying to pry me away from the keyboard now, actually, and drag me off to bed.
Stimulants: seltzer
Exercise: none
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: vaned, crepey, tenon, mortice (but it knows mortise), seastar, crème brulée, blonds
Words I'm surprised Word do know: anoxic
Tyop du jour: The plant bricked his thumb
Darling du jour: chalky barnacles flicked feather dusters and one grim red seastar grappled a doomed shellfish
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Kristine Smith, Code of Conduct; Richard Overy, Russia's War: A History of the Soviet War Effort, 1941-1945
Interesting research tidbits of the day: Barnacle recruitment into cracks. Isn't that fun to say? Best phrase from the web page: "inter-clonal highways"
Other writing-related work: n/a

Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
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