April 15th, 2008

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(semi) Progress report

70 Days of Sweat, Day Forty-Six: 500 words.

Total: 38,900 words. With 30 more days left in the challenge, that is not bad at all.

Current short story ("Cutter of Uruz"): 6,600 words.

In other news:

a) This story has a lot of potential, but at the same time it's kicking my ass. Far-future science fiction. I'm having a hard time with allowing myself to write rough-draft-style on this one, and that's partially because my protagonist has a particular voice that just wants to be written right, the first time (she's kind of a control freak, this character). And yes, I know that I'm talking about a fictional creation of my own mind, so what I mean is that the bit of my personality that's in charge of Dalla Holst is a stubborn, control-freaky bit that wants to do things its own way.

b) Felix was home sick today, so that explains my low word count. He seems to have a cold. I hope it isn't actually an ear infection. He's tricked me about that before.

c) I'm reading Interfictions. Love love love. :)

d) My Pandora fixation continues. I've had good results with creating stations based on Metric, the Teddybears, and one of my favorite Cure songs, "Charlotte Sometimes."