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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clip the wings that get you high

NPR reports that ad industry executives are concerned that advertising is so pervasive people don't notice it any more.

Cha, y'think?

Progress notes for 20 August 2005:


New Words: 1467
Total Words: 47,246 / 56,750
Notecards destroyed: 0
Pages: 227
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
56,750 / 110,000

That's the end of part one (The festival of meat), twelve chapters and 220 pages complete. I am so proud of myself. A perfect split on what's intended to be a ~440-page book. The second half is called The mortification of the flesh, and I get to start that when I get back from having my hair cut. I am so very pleased.

Also, I think I pulled off this scene on which the whole book pivots, and it feels solid.

Reason for stopping: haircut, end of scene, end of chapter, end of section.
Mammalian Assistance:  kit_kindred gave me thirty seconds worth of backrub. Tease. Also, Marlowe had to be forcibly evicted from my mousepad.
Stimulants: seltzer
Exercise: 40 minutes gothercise
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: occiput, lucently
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Tyop du jour: He was drawing a breath to green Miss Pretoria when an entirely different voice interrupted him; poutput
Darling du jour: The bruise-limned darkness of sunspots hung vivid against the glare, the ceaseless fidgeting of the corona marked, abruptly, by the dolphin leap of a solar arch.
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; Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Pashazade
Mean things: That would be spoiling. *g*
Other writing-related work:  none
Interesting tidbits:  I dunno why Leighton even bothered putting people in his paintings. Dude, we're just here for the cloth.
Tags: carnival, progress notes

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