Progress notes for 16 August 2005:
New Words: 1,728
Total Words: 40,016 / 46,000
Notecards destroyed: four. I've never hit notecarding this early in a book. I'm having information management issues.
Reason for stopping: work
Mammalian Assistance: Mebd and Marlowe must be hungry, because the gray one's on my left hand and the black one's on my right hand, and I know they don't actually like me. Also, I think the mastiff is after my toast.
Stimulants: orange spice tea, toast made from bread made by grouchy_teacher (mmm), and something identified as a "golden honeydew" melon, whatever the heck that really is.
Today's words Word don't know: unthreatened, irised, flulike
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Tyop du jour: bones sharp trough the skin at her wrists, cleared her trout We're having problems with this whole thr-- construction today, I see.
Darling du jour: "Are you trying to drive a wedge between us, Miss Pretoria?" "Of course not," she said, maintaining a perfect deadpan. "That's what they hired my mother for."
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Richard Overy, Russia's War: A History of the Soviet War Effort, 1941-1945; David Riggs, The World of Christopher Marlowe; David Crystal, Pronouncing Shakespeare; Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Pashazade
Books read: n/a
Interesting tidbits of the day: WSJ anatomizes best sellers... and vivisects the marketing campaigns to see why they work. (via booksquare) ; Princess Bride on Broadway (via tanaise)
Mean things: Vincent has a nasty sunburn. On his butt. And Lesa's daughter is flirting with Michelangelo. This can only end in tears.
Other writing-related work: n/a