it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken
matociquala

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I'm so tired of playing with this bow and arrow....

Progress notes for 30 August 2006:

"Limerent"

New Words:  595
Total Words: 8751
Pages: 39
Deadline: September 5
Reason for stopping: sleepy

Stimulants:  bancha
Exercise: core, ski machine, treadmill (hills)
Mammalian assistance: Mebd is napping on the style sheets for Whiskey & Water
Mail: The Whiskey & Water CEM is here, as you might have guessed.

Today's words Word don't know: uncreased, elaborations, unpleasantries,
Words I'm surprised Word do know: carpetbag, glassine

Mean Things: A Moral Quandary
Darling du jour: The cat twined Garrett's ankles while the two men read, ensuring another scolding from her terrier when she got home.
Jury-rigging: not so much. I may have some to do in the Kelpie book, though. A few last-minute tweaks may have hit me. (My editor just sat bolt upright in her bed in a cold sweat.)

There's always one more quirk in the character: Sebastien knits. Go figure.
Other writing-related work: two and a half chapters of Whiskey & Water gone over 
Books in progress:
John Lindow, Norse Mythology;

The Internet is full of Things: 17th century condom. It has a drawstring. Just saying.

OMGbabybunny. via tanaise.

The glamour!: The driver's side window of the ancient truck fell off the track again, but I got it to go back in. I just need to remember not to roll it down. Ever. Or actually fix it again, but yanno. *g*


nineweaving asks, "How do you work?"

And I want to give a good answer, except it changes from day to day. Sometimes I outline and sometimes I don;t. Sometimes I handwrite and sometimes I don't. Sometimes there's a whole huge shiny book in my head, shoving to get out, and sometimes I'm panning for flakes of gold that don't want to come.

I guess I'm a believer in always having a fallback plan.

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Tags: new amsterdam, progress notes, short fiction
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