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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Sometimes I think it's a shame when I get feeling better when I'm feeling no pain.

Progress notes for 3 October 2005:


New Words: 1,265
Total Words: 4,329
Pages: 19. It's gonna be a novella. Does the world *really* need another 20K pseudo-Victorian vampire story about the ethics of seduction? Ah well, every writer needs a couple of Lost Early Works to be discovered, dusted off, and published after our deaths. And writing it will at least get it out of my head.

And I have to say, it's flowing well. And I'm enjoying writing it. The pressure's pretty much off, I guess, and this one's just for fun.

I mean, who's going to buy 17K of Victorian vampire story?

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
4,329 / 15,000
Reason for stopping: housework
Mammalian Assistance:  none
Stimulants: ginger liquorice tea, johnnycake with tomato jam, and miso
Exercise: none
Mail: none
Today's words Word don't know: chaperonage
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Tyop du jour: releaf (look at me womanfully avoiding the R-O-L-A-I-D-S jokes)
Darling du jour: He wondered when the pocket handkerchief would emerge, or if she'd skip directly on to the fainting spell.
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Ladislas Farago, The Game of the Foxes; The Adams-Jefferson Letters;
Mean things: The character I inflicted upon poor Sebastien today is the most terrifyingly self-absorbed middle-class monster you ever did see.
Other writing-related work: Two stories submitted.
Interesting tidbits: Of course, having cleared a pile of semicompleted short stories off my desk and being at work on the third, with three more to go, I said yes to another short story request today. Which means I now have three to write for various Sekrit Projekts, and "Lucifugous" and "Paddareen" to finish for my own satisfaction of not having the dratted things malingering half-completed on my hard drive.
Busy is good, though.
Tags: progress notes, short fiction

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