Fair warning: I mostly won't be reading livejournal or answering email (or cleaning my apartment, or sleeping, or doing much of anything except these *(&^(*)& conventions that are eating up two weeks when I could be working) until the draft is done. Let's just say that I am seriously under the gun, and various things that happen between now and August 1st are not going to make it any better.
It's a good thing I'm a miracle worker.
Anyway, I need to figure out a way to dump some of this overcommitment stress, or I am going to make myself sick again. And that would be bad.
It's the day job that's going to be completely killing my schedule.
Calm down, Bear. You really only have 144 more pages to write.
...word does not know if "amorpous" is "amorphous" or "amorous." That's loffly.
Progress notes for 2 June 2006:
New Words: 1676
Total Words: (actual wordcount / manuscript) 53,743 / 61,500
Deadline: August 1
Words per day to meet deadline: 642
Reason for stopping: end of scene, company arrived
53,743 / 100,000
246 / 400
Stimulants: rose congou
Exercise: none. I am a slug slug slug.
Mail: A novel rejection. Alas! Also, Best New Paranormal Romance wants to reprint "Follow Me Light." Woot! Go, Lovecraftian category romance.
Today's words Word don't know: anthropomorphize
Mean Things: That leg? Still broken.
Darling du jour: Half a dozen ranids clustered before the reeds, crouched or sprawled, their green and yellow mottles almost invisible against green and yellow leaves.
Tyop du jour: a net vest hung with old treasures, pierced trophies, jingling shalls
Books in progress: Martin Cruz Smith, Stallion Gate; Jay Lake, The Trial of Flowers