Progress notes for 3 June 2006:
Finish the draft, finish the draft, finish the draft. Writing is not a performance art. Fix it later. Finish the draft.
New Words: 2063
Total Words: (actual wordcount / manuscript) 55,779 / 63,750
Deadline: August 1
Words per day to meet deadline: 614
Reason for stopping: End of scene, dead tired.
55,779 / 100,000
255 / 400
Stimulants: blue lady tea
Mean Things: Cricket got a nasty surprise spring on her and Closs did too.
Books in progress: Martin Cruz Smith, Stallion Gate; Jay Lake, The Trial of Flowers
The glamour!: I cleaned my
pigsty living room and swept that and the kitchen floor. I now have a clean(er) and somewhat less-cluttered garret to come home to. (I am not a neat freak by any standard, but I find visual clutter very stress-inducing, and since I inhabit a two-room apartment and live most of my non-work life in one room of it, it gets cluttered and overwhelming quickly.) Tomorrow, the laundry, and perhaps I shall take a crack at the bedroom, which badly needs help. My apartment is magical: it continues to get dirty even when I am not in it. I have dust gnomes.