Progress notes for 31 May 2006:
New Words: 1235
Total Words (actual wordcount / manuscript): 51,687 / 59,250
Deadline: August 1
Words per day to meet deadline: 657
Reason for stopping: End of scene, cliffhanger, time for bed.
51,687 / 100,000
237 / 400
The caper plot may be weaseling out of the book on me. On the other hand, I might still be able to pull it out at the end.
Still have to figure out why first-murder-victim-girl was important.
Exercise: two hours at the gym
Mail: I got a real live copy of Blood & Iron today. Wish I still liked it on a sentence level. OTOH, I think the story is pretty okay.
Today's words Word don't know: kissable, midgame
Word I completely made up and am really happy with: wearez
Mean Things: Cricket had to listen to a boring snarky fortune teller, and when she got back to the safehouse, people she didn't want to see were waiting for her.
Darling du jour:
"It works better if you ask a question."
"It works better if I give you hints, you mean."
Tyop du jour: polyarmory
Books in progress: Martin Cruz Smith, Stallion Gate; Jay Lake, The Trial of Flowers
Spam name du jour: Mark Whaleburg. Sending me zoophilia email, appropriately.
Other writing-related work: none
Interesting tidbits: My god, I have no life. And won't until Saturday at the earliest. And I owe the whole world email. Eeeee!