Progress notes for 13 February 2006:
"Gretchen & Tamara Go Bowling"
New Words: 529
Total Words: 1351
1,351 / 7,500
the theme of this story appears to be: "even voracious alien monsters from out of space and time can't go home again."
Reason for stopping: it is time to think again
Mammalian Assistance: none
Stimulants: mint tea and half a grapefruit
Exercise: none yet
Today's words Word don't know: n/a
Tyop du jour: patted her on the hunches. men sat at the bar nursing bears.
Darling du jour: Tamara made sure to keep her teeth covered when she smiled.
Books in progress: Ken MacLeod, Newton's Wake (#18)
Books read: Alastair Reynolds, Century Rain.
Interesting tidbit of the day: Matthew Cheney talks about writing dialogue.; riba_rambles links a project to produce an edition of the letters of William Herle, Elizabethan intelligencer.
Other writing-related work: two short story critiques
Metaphors And Sex Scenes Don't Mix.
It's for your own good.
[19:28] matociquala: I am really just writing this story so I can write the scene in my head where Tamara scrapes her nails across a bar of soap before killing somebody, so they will stay clean.
[19:29] stillsostrange: heee
[19:29] allochthon: eeee!
[19:29] sosostris: hygiene is important
[19:30] matociquala: It is.
[19:30] matociquala: And crusted blood is hard to get out from under your nails
[19:30] stillsostrange: it is
[19:30] allochthon: wire brush!
[19:30] stillsostrange: oww
[19:30] matociquala: Lava soap