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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Progress notes for 9 October 2005:


....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
Pages: 74

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.

Zokutou word meter
18,500 / 18,500

Reason for stopping: draft!
Mammalian Assistance:  none
Stimulants: coffee, orange tea
Exercise: none
Mail: nomail
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

BPAL Description:

"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."

My Notes:

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.

Tags: bpal, progress notes, short fiction
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