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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I contemplate eternity beneath the vast indifference of heaven.

Progress notes for 2 September 2005:

Michelangelo is a happy worker when I'm letting him kill things. And apparently half my readers can't tell the damned POV characters apart without I resort to funny voices. Right, check, on the second draft, funny voices. Watch this space.

I loathe the book less today, at least. Possible because Michelangelo is a happy worker when he's killing things, see above, no need to do that messy emasculating emoting thing he hates so much.

I mean, I still think it's structurally broken and it's going to be bayonet and shovel work bringing it into alignment when I have to go in and fix it and make the front half match the back half, and it's driving me crazy that I cannot feel the shape of this book in my head, which means I'm just kind of pickaxing until I run out of story, but I am beginning to believe that I can beat it.

If not on this draft, then on the next one.


New Words: 1,800
Total Words: 68,424 / 81,750
Pages: 327

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
81,750 / 110,000
Reason for stopping: work and exercise.
Mammalian Assistance:  Paladin and Mebd both came by to say hello.
Stimulants: Assam and diet Dr. Pepper.
Exercise: yoga
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: nonlethal, monofilament, monomolecular, rictus  
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Tyop du jour: crobbed, attention should sift, her teeth weren't slacking (well, I guess that's useful)
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;  Elaine Pagels, The Gnostic Gospels;
Mean things: dismemberment, kidnapping.
Other writing-related work: n/a
Interesting tidbits: n/a
Tags: carnival, progress notes

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