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If Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.

still not King.

Progress notes for 10 July 2006:

Undertow

New Words:  2086
Total Words: 85,044 / 98,250
Pages: 393
Deadline: August 1
Words per day to meet deadline: 80
Scenes left / scenes myrtilized (notecards, if I were using notecards this book): 2.5 / 15.5
Reason for stopping: *moaning noises*

Oh dear me. This draft is a mess.

Fortunately, I don't think it's an unfixable mess. But man, I can't wait to finish something resembling a draft and ignore the damned thing for a week.

I might even finish it tomorrow, as it's a gym-and-social-life-free evening.

Stimulants:  Tazo giant peach
Exercise: weights, ski machine. There would have been treadmill but my hip voted no.
Mail: More blog reviews. Maybe I should stop linking these.

wychwood is kind of ehn on the Jenny books.

liret is much less ehn on Blood & Iron. (among other books)

Today's words Word don't know: deathgrip

Mean Things: we're nearly to the gunfight.
Jerry-rigging: Going to have to go back and put in a scene that explains why the alien invasion vanished, aren't I?
Other writing-related work: read another chapter of The Mirador
Books in progress: Martin Cruz Smith, Stallion Gate; Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice;
The glamour!: It's hot and discusting here.

Comments

Oh dear me. This draft is a mess.

Fortunately, I don't think it's an unfixable mess. But man, I can't wait to finish something resembling a draft and ignore the damned thing for a week.


Synchronicity strikes - that's PRECISELY where I'm at right at the moment, with mine...
I'm just like writing down anything at this point. I know everything that happens; it's really BORING writing it down. Also, god, this is gonna need fixing.

I feel like an apprentice bricklayer just kind of slapping mortar on things and jamming them in any which way.
"Oh dear me. This draft is a mess.

Fortunately, I don't think it's an unfixable mess. But man, I can't wait to finish something resembling a draft and ignore the damned thing for a week."

I can't tell you how good* it feels to know others are in this delightful spot as well...

*Good isn't precisely the right word, but I hope you understand?
Schadenfreude. It's what's for dinner. *g*
"myrtil"?

Re: try saying it aloud

I think I'm using the Calvin-and-Hobbes spelling, unless I forgot it (It's a hard thing to look up). Which is a nice sort of layered irony. *g*

(thanks, Moi)
still not King.
(snip)
If I Had a Million Dollars


As if there weren't enough reasons to love already . . .

aw, shucks. *g*

Doesn't everybody love the BNL?

Re: "Est-cela si beaucoup de demander?"

Yay! Thank you. I had missed that one. I was actually thinking of stopping because there are many many of them, and, well, I was embarrassing myself.

If you really want to work your way up to being able to enjoy those books ...

I wasn't able to make it through KSR Mars until much exposure to many, many 'fifty protagonists' Niven/Pournelle novels. Lucifer's Hammer is a good example. Once you're comfy with those, try The Stand</i>. The original.

And then immerse yourself in nonfiction about the space race and moon landings, esp. the internal politics of the Russian space program.

Of course, I couldn't get into Honor Harrington for the longest time, either. My brain had to learn how to read it (and why it should be enjoyed). Which bits to skim, in part.
Note: Need more strawberry scented bath gel.