truepenny on losing the reader. or not.
Progress notes for 19.5 June 2005:
Whiskey & Water
New Words: 1,200
Total Words: 140,560 / 156,500
Notecards burninated/added/remaining: 1 / 0 / 8
Reason for stopping: Logistics. It just occured to me that if I stopped writing books where the climax takes place in three or five places simultaneously, I wouldn't have these logistical problems. Somehow it's taken me 13 novels to figure that out.
In other news, the only thing more boring than writing sex is writing pain.
God, pain is boring.
Mammalian Assistance: Marlowe came and sat on my hand for a while.
Today's words Word don't know: portoro, tigery, Byronesque
Words I'm surprised Word do know: alizarin
Tyop du jour: Matthew's sin was flexible
Darling du jour: Some of us are not meant to go through life unbranded.
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: portoro marble; Toronto public library gryphons; Patience and Fortitude restored
Other writing-related work: slush
Tonight's music selected in honor of the impending slaughter.
No music for the shameful scene
That night they said it had even shocked the Queen.