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 11 October 2005:

"The Inevitable Heat Death of the Universe"

New Words: 239
Total Words: 626
Pages: 4

A little story, just poking along. I need to stop now, until I find the plot, because otherwise I'll start thrashing. It gives me a few paragraphs or a sentence, and then wanders off to play in the waves.

But that's okay. It's young yet, and pretty.

I have three short stories and a novel proposal to write, and if I get those done, I have nothing required of me except obligatory rewrites and revisions until next year sometime. The pile is actually dropping. I can see the bottom.


Reason for stopping: sleepy and out of story.
Mammalian Assistance:  Paladin begging for everything
Stimulants: oatmeal and blood-orange/cranberry tea
Exercise: none. I should maybe do some yoga or something.
Mail: nomail Oh, there it is. Locus gave me a strongly positive review of "Long Cold Day," and there's a Russell Letson review of Scardown and Worldwired that I can only call laudatory. "...those who come through the other side will have exhibited that combination of toughness and humanity that makes Bear one of the most welcome writers to come over the horizon lately."

It is to blush.

Also, I got a rejection from Asimov's. Alas.

Today's words Word don't know: n/a
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Tyop du jour: catilage
Darling du jour: The whole description of the shark, which is too long to reproduce here, especially as I suspect this will be quite a short story when it's done. Maybe about 3K, if I can find the plot. It feels... concentrated.
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Ladislas Farago, The Game of the Foxes; The Adams-Jefferson Letters;
Mean things: immortality
Other writing-related work: A crit! Two crits! *turns into The Count.* (I wonder if he ever got treatment for the OCD.)
Interesting tidbits: Carl Zimmer on the Homo floresiensis controversy. (via sclerotic_rings, like most cool things eventually are) cmpriest on writers she loathes. 

Statler & Waldorf review recent movies.


BPAL Description:

Green herbs slithering through mint, lime and lavender.

I have high hopes for this one.

My Notes:

Vial:  Mint, lime, and lavender. Oh, please...

Wet:  Minty fresh! Alas, I wanted more lime, less toothpaste.

Drydown:  Toothpaste

Dry:  Soap

Tags: bpal, progress notes, short fiction

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