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Progress notes for 3 December 2005:

Undertow

New Words: Screw it, I'm taking the weekend off. The CEM of Blood and Iron gets here Monday, and I have to write flap copy for The Chains that you Refuse as well. (Would it be tacky to take the CEM of B&I to edit in the line party for The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe? Since we'll be getting there at 9 pm anyway...)

And I'm pretty much stuck until I figure out a clever way for this escape to work. (Rolling the toilet paper through the bars is not going to cover it.)

Total Words: five thousand and change, and holding.
Pages: 25
Reason for stopping: brain hazy, try again later. I think I'm still dealing with post-novel burnout, because all I really want to do is go play with Michelangelo and Vincent, and of course I don't have my edit letter for Carnival yet.
Mammalian Assistance: giant dawg loff
Stimulants: chai
Exercise: does vacuuming count? how about vacuuming cats?
Mail: nomail
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: I ignored my characters wholeheartedly.
Books in Progress: The Adams-Jefferson Letters; Park Honan; Shakespeare: A Life (contrast Shakespeare: The Biography. Already, I like this one better, and that's just from the title page.)
Books read: Nick Tosches, The Devil and Sonny Liston
Spam name du jour: Work T. Ignominy, Misfired B. Crankiest.
Other writing-related work: critiqued a short story for truepenny
Interesting tidbits: via angevin2, the Tomb of Edward the Confessor. Who recieves a very brief mention in Blood and Iron, along the way to killing Harold. *g*

leahbobet offers ("Dear Publisher:") a letter from a bookseller, of things that would be nice.

4) It is not for me to say who gets into hardcover and who does not, but I've noticed a tendency that for those authors one traditionally reads:
a) on the beach
b) in the bath
c) after a hard day when their brain's fried
d) if they've been dumped and chocolate isn't doing it

...90% of our customers are waiting for the mass-market edition anyways.

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