Thursday, January 10, 2008

Done and done, said the doctor

"The Brazen Bug-blesser"

New Words: 1,318
Total Words: 3,359
Deadline: February 29, 2008
Reason for stopping: DONE!
Stimulants: Two cups of coffee, plus a cup of yogurt
Songs played loudly: "Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner" by Fall Out Boy, "Hold Me Down" by Motion City Soundtrack, "Samson" by Regina Spektor
Exercise: Nothing, been sick all morning, might go for a quick walk soonish
Mail: 60-day rejection from Interzone with some nice comments and a market suggestion. Oh, and I subscribed to Shimmer as well!
Darling du Jour: "Feeling grand, m'lady!" The termite emitted a colorful puff of steam.
Mean Things: Josephine got bit again, and well...betrayed
Research is for Writers: Victorian names are cool though they do, on occasion, have their stinkers. Maude? Uck.
Words that Microsoft Word argues with: grizzling
Other writing-related work: Nada
The Internet is full of Things: For those that don't have the luxury to play Flash Focus every day, practice focusing on these double vision photos. I promise they will make you squint.

Phew, glad to have reached a draft with only a few words to spare for the submission limit. Going to let it sit overnight and will give it a fresh read tomorrow night. I know there's one spot in particular that could use some tweaking. By that, I mean cutting erroneous crap.

And then once this is all out of my headspace I can return to the Novel.

3 comments:

D said...

Those double vision photos are sick!

TK42ONE said...

Now that I'm dizzy from looking at those photos.....the trick appears to be to move your head while trying to focus.

And my grandfather's sister was named Maude. His name was Claud.

Paul Abbamondi said...

Yes, those pictures make me dizzy!