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December 2021



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one thousand words a day.

Progress notes for 19 April 2006:

"Black is the Color"

New Words: 200
Total Words: 200
Pages: 1
Deadline: none
Reason for stopping: that was all that mugged me.


New Words: 1021
Total Words: 6182
Pages: 32
Deadline: August 1
Reason for stopping: end of chapter 2

Stimulants: coooooooooffee. blueberry Wensleydale. apples.
Exercise: still recuperating, no exercise
Mail: money from Interzone and a royalty check from Spectra
Today's words Word don't know:  unmottled, outflung, rehydrated
Words I'm surprised Word do know: nictitated
Mean Things: Closs let the prisoner escape. Closs is going to have some 'splainin to do. Also, the poor frogboygirl nearly dried out.
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: n/a
Books in progress: Wendy Moore, The Knife Man
Interesting tidbit of the day: n/a
Other writing-related work: 75 pages of Chains galleys yesterday;


"Black is the Color"

Any relation to the song?
You mean, besides being the title of it?
I'm reminded not of a song but of a short story. I can't quite place the author or the title (maybe "Red is the Color"?), but it involved the love of the big black narrator for his tiny red love-object and his knowing journey to his doom. I wanna say the love-object was called Leeleyloo or something like that.

Okay, having said that, now I'm reminded of a song. Probably not the same one, since the title of mine is "Red and Black".
That's "Love is the Plan, the Plan is Death," by James Tiptree, Jr.

Thank you, it was really bugging me that I couldn't remember.
I've used trad songs as the basis for stories before, and I just wondered if you're doing the same. Though "Black Is the Color" is rather plotless, and does not exactly beg for story adaptation.
I also just squealed like a little girl when I actually looked at that icon. All hail the Sandbaggers!
We loff Neil Burnside and Willie Caine. *g* Bad, bad men.

I try to avoid straight retellings of anything, generally, because they are unsurprising. But I'm certainly not above using any cultural hook I can get.
Yay being undertoad!

Wait, that didn't come out right....

Watch out.

the Undertoad might get you.
Hey, it's my second-favorite Cats Laughing song. I'm not too afraid.



Mail: money from Interzone and a royalty check from Spectra


And {{{healthvibes}}}
Yeah, timely.

And thank you. My head is full of green cottage cheese, alas.
Is that actually blueberry cheese?
It is cheese with blueberries in it.
Fantastic. :)
not half bad, either.
Though, on the other datapoint, I detest cottage cheese. Especially the green kind.

::blows nose::

Yay royalty check!
It is a good thing.