Saturday, January 05, 2008

Checking in

"The Brazen Bug-blesser"

New Words: 521
Total Words: 969
Deadline: February 29, 2008
Reason for stopping: End of the first scene, pondering the look and opening of a skittish, evil bug-blesser's pad
Stimulants: Two cups of coffee
Songs played loudly: "Bad News" by Owen, "Clouds" by The Morning Light, "So Much Love" by The Rocket Summer
Exercise: None yet, but tis early. Will walk later today.
Mail: A nice, 1-day rejection from Lone Star Stories. I also received Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie for review
Darling du Jour: Josephine cradled Lawr and left the park, allowing Path to steer her to salvation.
Words that Microsoft Word argues with: voicebox, gruebulb
Other writing-related work: Nada, woo-hoo!
The Internet is full of Things: Curious as to how punishment was dished out in China back in the day? Check out scans here.

This story is weird. I mean weird. Which, seeing what I normally write, is kind of funny. It's being aimed at the Clockwork Jungle Book themed issue of Shimmer, with the word count definitely below 3,500 words...but it might go longer than that. In which case it'll just be a new story. So far, I have both aspects of the theme down. Just need to make it more like a fable.

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