Progress notes for 3 May 2006:
New Words: 1370
Total Words: 20428
Deadline: August 1
Words per day to meet deadline: 884
Reason for stopping: somebody asked Andre a question I need to think about the answer to. also, the media mining just showed up.
20,428 / 100,000
I just discovered that Novo Haven has a city beautification committee that distributes stainless steel buckets full of geraniums to shopkeepers.
Some days, I love my brain.
Stimulants: blueberry muffin!
Exercise: two hours at the gym with ashacat. Core, pullups, weightlifting (lower body)--three kinds of squats and leg press--stretching, ski machine, treadmill
Today's words Word don't know: unattenuated, geomancer, ungeometric, interplanted, paperwhites, manbo
Words I'm surprised Word do know: fixit
Mean Things: n/a
Tyop du jour: houses and sops
Darling du jour: His own footfalls chased him through the leaden morning.
Books in progress: Wendy Moore, The Knife Man;
Interesting tidbit of the day: n/a
Other writing-related work: critted two chapters of The Mirador for truepenny, a task that mostly involves writing little fangirl comments like I<3 Shannon and Mehitabel 1: Whassisname -500! in the margins.
...okay, it's true; I just come for the snark.
The glamorous life of the writer: today was glamor-free. except for washing dishes.
It's nice to be liked; but it's better by far to get paid.
--Liz Phair, "Shitloads of Money"