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I live to write. It's not wise to get in my way.
August 2011: the earlier posts in this blog are a mess, the result of me changing the format some time ago. I'm working to edit the entire blog from the beginning, but with over 4K posts and sodall time for such luxuries it's going to take a while... [02/09/16 - Now reached 09/10/2004][20/03/2019 - giving up. I don't have enough time to update the blog atm, let alone edit old entries!]
If you come across any words you don't recognise in this blog, take a look at the Taylorspeke Glossary in the left-hand infopane, you'll usually find a definition there.
First, a recommendation. Dive over to The Jonathan Day Fiction Site and try some of the stories. I love this author's writing - it's funny, bitingly witty, dryly incisive, chilling, and deliciously subversive by turns. Absolutely well worth a look!
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Spent the day assembling the nine Dreams sections to see what more I still have to do - actually not that much, which is good. I stripped some extraneous material out, then wrote some of the additional text needed: another couple of hours and that part of it should be done. Tomorrow I need to tackle the intro chapters - twelve pages, but I only have 170 words a page to play with, which makes for very succinct writing even though it takes more effort than the rest. Wordage is currently at 57,891: I'm going to be 1,500 to 2,000 words over my brief by the time I've finished, unfortunately, but that should be sorted out in the editing. It's better to write too much than too little.
Ken proofed one of the main sections for me today - first time he's looked at it. Says it's fine, looks to be exactly what they asked for (which is just as well as I don't have time to make any major revisions!)
Tonight was the first performance of Christmas at Camelot, Kai's school play (actually written, directed and rehearsed by Kai's teacher! Talented woman!) It was great - very funny (where it was supposed to be!), the choir was in tune, the scene changes (Kai's part along with two friends) beautifully smooth (the three of them got a round of applause at the end, which was a nice touch), and there are obviously some budding actors amongst the sprogs!
The (re-worded) songs were highly amusing, among them With a Little Bit of Luck, Last Xmas ('Last Xmas, I gave you my head, The very next day I knew I'd be dead. This year, to save me from tears, I need some special magic...'), the Knights of the Round Table song and dance from Monty Python, and the finale, Wizzard's I wish it could be Xmas every day (joined in with by half the parents in the audience, me included!) Such fun! And Kai loved it - we may have a director in the making here...
[rolling around chortling] Just before I closed down last night I clicked on Thorne's latest Lj quiz... I had to post the results, especially after saying I'd been good this year...
Um, is it me being numerically challenged again or do those points not add up to -83?
Also, I like Brussel's sprouts, and eat them quite often. And I can't see Thorne objecting to a Dutch Oven - unless it means something other than a kitchen implement...
BW, will give the suggestions a try later, once I've got the manuscript off to the publisher. Once that's done I can relax for a day and get the new Seti@home software downloaded, and maybe the latest Eudora update in the hope they've sorted out whatever caused the problem last time I tried. My apologies too - of course it was your comment that reminded me the correct term was 'render'.
OK. I only need to write about 250-300 words and my last incomplete section will be completed. I'm sure I can do that before I fall over...