May 12th, 2001

nanowrimo 2010

Another day another dollar. Damned shame that's the going rate.

I awoke briefly around 2am. I went back to sleep immediately. Well and good save that I fell asleep quite unintentionally around 8pm. I'm getting lots of sleep. Why don't I feel rested when I wake?

I will spend the weekend writing. I hope to install a chapter of Legion and to add a chapter to Kodrus. I have thought of a few new characters for Kodrus and will add them to my site

I've joined a couple writer's communities now. I am not very excited by what I see there so far, but I am still new in all the groups and may not be seeing some of the best stuff. Most of the poetry is the open verse that I don't much enjoy, though they do reflect mood quite well.

I feel the need, very strongly, to do something creative. I wish I could summon up the creativity to choose something to do … Catch 22!

My work schedule has changed. I will be working four tens with Friday off. Ten hour days Monday through Thursday won't be too bad, but I expect my butt will drag by the time I get home. I will also have to acquire some snack foods I can use to keep my blood sugar up in the long stretches (6am to noon) between breakfast and lunch, and lunch and dinner (noon to 5pm). Mornings will be rough. I need to find something not sugary to snack on.

I read Ringbark's grammarian entry on split infinitives with interest. Of course, I now see that I do it all the time. Awareness is an eerie thing. I'll have to look over my writing to see where and under what circumstances it happens. I wonder that my grammar checker (MicroSoft Weird) doesn't flag such things.

Off to breakfast!

  • Current Music
    Meatloaf - Bat Out of Hell
nanowrimo 2010

Some minor success

Today I added four chapters to Legion of the Star and Sun. Chapters are found at the bottom of the document. Click the link to expand the text. They are first efforts, but I am pleased overall with them. I think the revision they will need is more of the nature of "polish" — smoothness and flow — than structural revision. I expect I'll add some minutiae later, details to broaden the scope of events.

If you choose to look, please let me know what you like or dislike, especially the latter.

Writing is good for me. My mood has improved today and I feel more rested than I have in some time. I must say, though I could do with an afternoon nap on a day like today — cool (72°, sunshine, and a breeze). I think I'll go outside and read.

  • Current Music
    Meatloaf - Bat II