....Today on Sebastien de Ulloa Explains it All, the obligatory drawing room scene.
New Words: 3,063
Total Words: 17,171 / 18,500
Notecards myrtilized/remaining: 15/0
That's a draft. It needs a lot of expansion, because it's drafty as hell in places, and there's a lot of stuff that's glossed around the plot, because I was working really hard on the mystery.But I can fix that stuff later.
When my wrists hurt less.
Because I have a draft.
Reason for stopping: draft!
Mammalian Assistance: none
Stimulants: coffee, orange tea
Today's words Word don't know: Schadenfreude, adventuress, thewed, lycanthropes
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Tyop du jour: herd the rustle of cloth
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: angst
Other writing-related work: n/a
Interesting tidbits: hernewshoes on writer's block and graduate school
Our own Rick Kleffel (The Agony Column) has seven minutes on SF and Literature on NPR this morning--including comments from Terry Pratchett, Susanna Clarke, and Kazuo Ishiguro
Sea of Glass
"Upon the Sea of Glass, glowing with the perfection of spiritual union and the radiance of true wisdom, rests the throne of God. A scent of inimitable purity, crystalline grace, and limitless light."
Vial: iiiinteresting. It's got both kind of an overripe plum smell, and a kind of ozone tang. Sweet and sharp.
Wet: still fruity, and there's a floral overtone, too. Lotus? Something juicy/peppery. Maybe it's lily of the valley. Hmm. Yes, I think so.
Drydown: lilies, lilies, lilies all the way down.
Dry: Lilies! Frail and sweet. Everybody else gets beach out of this one, and I get... lilies.