Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Waxing Moon
Neptune Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Sunny and pleasant

I moved the Goals, Dreams, and Resolutions to their own blog. Stop by, work on the questions, and, in the coming months, we can post our progress, to-do lists, brainstorming ideas, etc.

PJ – yes, “The Big Project” is a code for a massive project that could be the start of a long-term, creatively fulfilling and possibly lucrative association if it all works. If it works and the contracts are properly signed, sealed, and delivered, I’ll be able to reveal more!

I did some work on ANGEL HUNT yesterday – great to be back with Lianna, Lachlan, Gaston, Zeke, et al and galloping towards the finish line of this draft. Zeke is one of the most deliciously twisted villains I’ve ever written, and quite different from any I’ve read, too. He is uniquely, remarkably himself. You can’t help but love him, even when he’s out to kill ya!

Tossed out chapter two of the western and rewrote it, so now it works (better), and managed to hack out a good chunk of chapter four. The word count isn’t raised that much, in spite of all the work, but, oh well. Printed out the first three chapters because, well, I’m paranoid. And Mercury’s retrograde.

So, building scum has decided “no one” needs hot water between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM, or after midnight, the same way they decided “no one” deserved heat those same hours last winter. Yeah, it’s illegal. But since when has it stopped them?

Time to file more legal paperwork.

Sigh.

The live chat time has been changed – I’m lucky I happened to see a posting, because I didn’t get an email about it, and I would have been there at the wrong time. It’s at 9 PM EST – sorry to the overseas friends who’d like to participate, I certainly don’t expect you to be hanging around at 3 AM your time.

It’s 9 PM EST. Go to the FireDrakes Weyr site and enter the conference room, and we’ll talk.

The computer was persnickety last night and I was ready to smash it with an axe, not a smart solution, but it would have made me feel better in the moment. How much do I loathe Microsoft? Let me count the ways. Only none of us have that much time or patience. Bill Gates, you owe me a new computer THAT WORKS, instead of one that’s built to fail so I keep having to pour money into the black hole that is Microsoft.

Got a nice chunk of the Big Project done this morning. I want to work on the western and ANGEL HUNT a bit today, do some transcription, and also work on the ebook and the ghost story. Too much to do, too few hours in the day, but boy, do I get a lot done when I’m only on my schedule and not someone else’s!

Back to the page.

Devon

Angel Hunt — 104,028 words out of est. 125,000

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
104 / 125
(83.2%)

Western Novella – 8,988 words out of est. 30,000

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
8 / 30
(26.7%)

The Big Project – 7,848 words out of est. 75,000

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
7 / 75
(9.3%)
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6 Comments

  1. Oooh, I can’t wait to hear about the Big Project! It sounds wonderful. 🙂

  2. Here’s to the contracts being signed, sealed, and delivered!
    And I’m totally into the goals. It’s a great, great list which will really make me think!

  3. Great idea for charting the GDR progress – got me thinking about it now, too – like I don’t have enough going on inside my head! 😀

    Shame I’ll miss the chat. Hope it’s fun. Will you be able to copy/publish the transcript somehow?

    Col

  4. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

    I love the idea of having goals, dreams and resolutions, I shall have to go and have a look at your other blog now.

  5. I hope that the Big Project goes well! You deserve it!
    Sounds as though we’re both hating our computers right now. My AC adapter died this morning. *sigh* So I’m on the hubs Mac. I want to steal it……..*G*

    I’m sorry to hear about the building scum.

    I hope your day went well.

  6. Can I ask where you got those nifty word coutn, um, counters? I’d love one or two! Thanks!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog…I try to make it around to visit anybody who leaves me comments, so please come back anytime!


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