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Ah the iron will and the iron hand in England's green and pleasant land

mrissa on The Exposition Dwarf

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
Pages: 626

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
156,500 / 165,000
(Notice how subtly I snuck another 20 pages worth of space into the word meter? *g*)

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.
Stimulants: seltzer
Exercise: none
Mail: nomail
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.


In other news, the only thing more boring than writing sex is writing pain.

You find writing sex scenes boring? Really?
God yes. Fight scenes too. I'm *good* at them, mind you, but they're boring as shit unless there's conflict going on in them. In which case they are no longer sex scenes (or fight scenes) but plotty goodness, and then the sex or fighting is conversation, and it becomes interesting again.

I tend to fade to black as soon as the dialogue stops, unless what happens during the sex is plot-vital. As it was last chapter. *g*
In the novel I've been working on, I had to write a very intense sex scene. My main character is on the run, at the end of her rope, and goes to her boyfriend for comfort. She needs the sex very badly, because she needs his companionship and assurance. And the scene had to show that, because in the middle of the night afterwards, she wakes up and hears her boyfriend on the phone, betraying her to the authorities.

So I know what you mean about plotty goodness.

The Faerie books have a lot of Arthurian and Balladic influences, which means that sex is both magic and symbolism.

Which means, good lord, the sex. Look! More smut!

Well, except the 40-year-old virgin....

glad to read the alien stuff is dissipating

mine took three weeks, finally stopped coughing this weekend. may yours take much less. scardown is on the way (so says amazon) and am looking forward to it.