New Words: 3,078
Total Words: 8,922
Notecards myrtilized/remaining: 4/11
Yep, almost 9000 words, and half the plot to go. You know, I've never actually written a novella before? I've written a long novelette--"This Tragic Glass"--and originally, A Companion to Wolves was supposed to be a novella, but it got away from us and became a novel (a 100K novel, too.)
So this will be a first.
No wonder I couldn't find a way to write this thing when I was trying to keep it under 10K.
Mammalian Assistance: none
Stimulants: hazelnut tea
Today's words Word don't know: predations, hazardousness, unpeopled
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Tyop du jour: his hair clenched in the firsts, he heeled with preternatural speed
Darling du jour: n/a
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Ladislas Farago, The Game of the Foxes; The Adams-Jefferson Letters;
Mean things: opium addiction
Other writing-related work: none
Interesting tidbits: deannahoak on copyediting
A vital, bold scent, throbbing with sensuality. Essence of dragon's blood resin, thickened with myrrh and cherry, with a trickle of clove
Vial: Spicy cherry cobbler. I'm getting vanilla and almond notes for some reason.
Wet: fruit compote still, but not oversweet. Unlike the scary scary Aglaea, which was like sitting in a sticky peach cobbler while somebody drizzled melted ice cream on my head. This smells like... you know, it smells like cherry Twizzlers. With spicy and musky and resinous overtones.
Drydown: Light musk and resin, a hint of spice.
Dry: Fades to a very faint trace of cherry smell.