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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With his hammer in his hand, he looked quite clever

Progress notes for 2 October 2005:

"The Cold Blacksmith"

New Words: 2,340
Total Words: 2,964
Pages: 13

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2,964 / 5,000
Reason for stopping: Stuck. Wedged. Completely snagged. I have about two more scenes to go, and I have no bloody idea how to wiggle them around so they go in flush. I even know more or less what needs to happen, and I am afraid this thing needs the world's saddest ending (an ending so sad it will even make buymeaclue happy), but actually figuring out how to slide it in there so it fits right and tight? Not a bloody clue.

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
Exercise: walking
Mail: nomail
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.
Tags: progress notes, short fiction

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