"Gretchen & Tamara Go Bowling"
New Words: 426
Total Words: 822
822 / 7,500
Reason for stopping: time to think again
Mammalian Assistance: Maggie is on the sofa behind me.
Stimulants: Blue Lady tea and mac and cheese
Exercise: none so far, but something tells me there might be shoveling later.
Today's words Word don't know: scissored
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: "as unlike the messy, improvisational sidereal time of the meat puppets as a Christmas ornament was unlike a diamond crystal"
Books in progress: Alastair Reynolds, Century Rain. I'm still enjoying this, though I haven't focused on the reading very effectively this week. It does crack me up when his "American" characters say things like "rang off" rather than "hung up," though. I'm sure I've got a few slips of the Brit in my work, too... I hire dialogue coaches, but sometimes things slip through.
Interesting research tidbits of the day: n/a
Other writing-related work: n/a
Argh. I'm doing that thing. The thing where you write a hooky opening sequence and then stop the action dead on page four for some exposition.
You know, I may have gotten so self-conscious about what my writing is *doing* that I can't manage to actually see if it's working any more?
I'm going to curl up and watch The Avengers now.