Progress notes for 10 June 2006:
New Words: 1345
You know, I remember when an average day of writing was 1750 words, and a good one was 3K. And it's not as if I feel like what I'm writing on this book is in any matter better than The Stratford Man, say.
It just takes me a million years to write it.
I wonder how my brain got broken.
Total Words: (actual / ms) 64,519 / 74,250
Deadline: August 1
Words per day to meet deadline: 495
Reason for stopping: end of scene, tired.
64,519 / 100,000
293 / 400
One more scene gets me to the end of Ch. 12, and the time-break before the climax of the book.
And then? Stuff goes boom.
Stimulants: rooibos and then jasmine tea
Exercise: 90 minutes at the gym
Today's words Word don't know: transportees
Mean Things: Jean has flashbacks, Greene puts Closs in his place.
Books in progress: Martin Cruz Smith, Stallion Gate; Jay Lake, The Trial of Flowers
Interesting tidbits: languagelog on typographical bleeping. G!d d#mn th&s b^*k!