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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Progress notes for 25 August 2005:


New Words: 1085
Total Words: 55,431 / 66,250
Notecards destroyed:  3
Pages: 265

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66,250 / 110,000
Reason for stopping: I've confused myself. The thing I was going to do with the plot didn't work out quite that way, and if I push it, it will feel forced. Which means I need to stare at my notecards for a while and find a better way to do things. Of course, everything in this book is taking longer than I think it should to happen. We're just up to something I initially thought would be the end of the first third of the book, and it turns out it's the beginning of the climax.

And most of what I wrote today comes later in the book, rather than being chapter 15, upon which I am spoda be working.

Mammalian Assistance:  I am slimed by dog!
Stimulants: hazelnut tea, which I made too weak.
Exercise: none
Mail: a rejection from SCIFICTION, and money, lovely money, from Roc. Yay!
Today's words Word don't know: n/a
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Tyop du jour: he'd set it out loud
Darling du jour: n/a
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Richard Overy, Russia's War: A History of the Soviet War Effort, 1941-1945;  Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Pashazade
Mean things: I bloodied Vincent's nose. And we won't talk about the ants.
Other writing-related work: packaged up a submission, 68 pages of B&I manuscript read and corrected
Interesting tidbits:  n/a
Tags: blood & iron, carnival, progress notes
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