it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken
matociquala

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All these years and all I've learned is just how brilliantly I fail

Progress notes for 8 September 2005:

I am having massive line of direction problems today, and keep having to go back and put things in an appropriate sequence. Where did I leave my ability to construct a linear narrative, and where do you suppose I can go to see if anybody has turned it in?

Carnival

New Words: 1,610
Total Words: 80,425 / 95,750
Pages: 383
Reason for stopping: end of scene
Mammalian Assistance:  Marlowe is on my mousepad.
Stimulants: For some reason, I am drinking Irish breakfast tea with milk and sugar today. Who am I, and what have I done with Bear?
Exercise: none. Bad bear. I will get back on the stick when the draft is done.
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: n/a
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: Apparently better bondage equipment had arrived during the night.
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Richard Overy, Russia's War: A History of the Soviet War Effort, 1941-1945;  Ladislas Farago, The Game of the Foxes; Leigh Richards, Califia's Daughters;
Mean things: Michelangelo found the plot.
Other writing-related work: line edits on "Long Cold Day" last night
Interesting tidbits: mabfan asked the editors: SO, what font do you really prefer?truepenny on the travails of a short fiction writer; scott_lynch, First Responder, on the random emergency response generator chart.

barbarienne on titling historical romances, which led me to comment on my hoary old theory of titling fantasy novels.

Pick two of the following words, and the article or conjunction of your choice:

Time
Blood
Sword
Dragon
Unicorn
King
Queen
Prince
Princess
Tower
Kingdom
Magic
Price
Dark/Darkness
Fire
Iron
Daughter
Son
Prophet
Wizard
War
Blade
Empire
Red
Gold
Silver
Black
White
Throne
Crown
Realm
Dead
Bone
Sorcerer
Arrow
Lord
Broken
Forgotten




...so sayeth the author of Blood & Iron :-P
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