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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And a flame was in her eye, and on her face lay the steel blue sky

Progress notes for 28 November 2005:


New Words: 359
Total Words: 2,960
Pages: 16
Reason for stopping: other work showed up.
Mammalian Assistance: Marlowe madea flyby, and Paladin is Mr. Needy Dog.
Stimulants: chai
Exercise: Gothercise
Mail: Reviews!

Mark Watson of Best SF reviews Interzone 201 (spoilers abound), and apparently I didn't manage to clue him in that "Wax" is magical alternate history set in 1901 or so, where the city's name hasn't been changed, and not urban fantasy set circa 1650. So, yeah, his impression of a pseudoVictorian milieu is spot on. In my defense, a revolver and a steamship are mentioned on the first page of the story.

Otherwise, though, I guess I did all right by him. Ah well, can't win 'em all.

In better news (for me, anyway) I've finally managed to impress Rich Horton, as he named the same story briefly in his Interzone 2005 round up. He also gives tar_pith a nice plug.

Also, I got paid for a couple of things, which is nice.

Today's words Word don't know: n/a
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: n/a
Mean things: n/a
Books in Progress: The Adams-Jefferson Letters;
Books read: Manda Scott, Dreaming the Eagle; Andrew Gurr, The Shakespearean Stage 1574-1642 (which title strikes me as something of a contradiction in terms, really.);
Spam name du jour: n/a
Other writing-related work: I would have gotten more words, but I heard back from Liz on the Whiskey and Water edits, and had to go over chapter 28 one more time. But, frankly, I was looking for an excuse.
Interesting tidbits: kateelliott on writing for a living

Tags: progress notes, reviews, undertow

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