How is it that my apartment continues to get dirtier when nobody is in it and all the windows are closed?
NB: I never mind when people disagree with me, or comment negatively on my work, or my blogging habits, but please don't do it anonymously. That annoys the hell out of me.
Anything somebody can't say to my face, I don't want to hear. And I will turn off anonymous commenting if it continues. Which will only annoy the people who don't have an lj ID and do sign their posts.
I mean, I probably won't have much of a response if you really dislike something I do, other than, "Sorry it wasn't to your taste, please feel free to do better or to avail yourself of the work of another writer," because I am over here doing my best and falling on my face as honestly as I know how, and there are very few ways to politely answer public criticism--but I am always happy to answer honest questions.
Progress notes for 20 April 2006:
New Words: 1024
Total Words: 7,206
Deadline: August 1
Reason for stopping: Spooks break
7,206 / 100,000
Stimulants: chamomile and Red Zinger tea.
Exercise: still recuperating, no exercise
Today's words Word don't know: eeled, unaugmented
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Mean Things: 'splosions. air pressure change. ear poppy ow!
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour:
"It could have been a nuke."
"My eyes hadn't melted."
Books in progress: Wendy Moore, The Knife Man; K.M. Briggs, The Anatomy of Puck
Interesting tidbit of the day: truepenny on Omit needless words! Omit needless words! Omit needless words! Exactly. Here's an old post of mine on writing koans. And a post on unpacking "show, don't tell."
Other writing-related work: Finished the Chains galleys last night