"The Cold Blacksmith"
New Words: 2,340
Total Words: 2,964
Obviously, I need a bigger hammer.
Mammalian Assistance: I took the laptop and curled up on the bed for about two thousand words, which made the cats very happy. They think we should do this more often.
Stimulants: keemun with ginger and honey in it
Today's words Word don't know: turfed, dooryard, miaowing, milch, sennight, valkyrie, reforging,
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: She bounced it on her palms. "Light for its size, too. A girl could be proud of a heart like this."
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Ladislas Farago, The Game of the Foxes; The Adams-Jefferson Letters;
Mean things: Weyland Smith just cannot win for losing. He's on his third try and the customer's still unhappy.
Other writing-related work: Workshop crits.
Interesting tidbits: So this story is one part "Two Magicians," one part Anglo-Norse mythology, one part "Bonny Brown Girl," one part "Horkstow Grange," one part "Newry Highwayman," and one part "The Blacksmith." Mince well and stir.
No wonder it's got me stumped.