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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-09-22 18:45
Subject: [writing] Tourbillon progris riport, day 9
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Tags:book, tourbillion, wip, writing

Today’s wordage: 5,300
Today’s writing time: 3 hours
Total wordage: 33,400
Total writing time: 22 hours


As if raw power could impress anyone who had spent time in the Silent World.

She let her wa speak for her, in the Silent tongue: YOU DISTURB

“It is not needless,” Bassiiaa said, speaking with his tongue.


The big man knew better than to argue circularities with another sorcerer’s wa. He stepped from air to stone and settled next to her, so they both faced out across the Great Sunset Water.

Gashansunu ignored him a while. This was her right, in meditation, and also her spite at him for coming unbidden into this place. He might have the body of a god, and the bed-manners to match, but this man had no claim on her outside the working circle. He was not even a hierarch in her branch of the Westfacing House.

He was just a big, beautiful and worried man.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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Kerry aka Trouble
User: controuble
Date: 2008-09-23 11:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
OK - I have to ask - have you been misspelling Tourbillion in the header of these posts on purpose? Just wondering because the first few were not misspelled.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-09-23 13:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I switched spellings. Tourbillion was my original spelling, but Tourbillon seems to be the preferred spelling.

I'm still undecided, frankly, and I suspect the title will change in production anyway.
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User: musingaloud
Date: 2008-09-23 13:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
So I have to ask: You were worried, post-cancer, if your writing muscle would remain as it was pre-cancer. So is your daily wordage living up to pre-cancer levels? Cause it looks pretty awesome from this view! You must be half machine.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-09-23 13:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Actually, I'm running a little slower. I used to be good for 2,000+ words per hour. Now I'm averaging something like 1,300 wph on this project, with slower bouts.

This is not a problem ... I was more worried post-cancer about being dead in the water, or moving at a few hundred wph. If it took me all year to write a novel, I'd get bored with the project before I finished it.
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