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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-10-31 23:26
Subject: [writing] Tourbillon progris riport, day 48
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Tags:books, tourbillion, wip, writing

Today’s wordage: 4,500
Today’s writing time: 2 hours
Total wordage: 188,000
Total writing time: 103 hours, 30 minutes


They were not gabblers. Masks moved from one knot to another, so that the composition of each group around the goddess changed and changed again, but the wisdom was spreading. Each shared with the next, and then with their newest neighbor, until understanding was everywhere, like a stain in water.

It was a very strange arrangement, yet oddly effective.

Beside her, Wang shifted uneasily. She squeezed his arm again, whispering, “Wait, this will be done soon.”

“I do not fear it be done, Mask,” he replied in Chinese. “I fear it not be done well.”

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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2008-11-01 13:19 (UTC)
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Question from the peanut gallery: when you're at a con, or in Omaha, or otherwise away from home, does your experience of "getting into the zone" of writing change? Do all the external annoyances mean your start-up takes a bit longer? (I'm asking this as an easily-distracted person so YMMV.)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-11-04 12:24 (UTC)
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Not to speak of. I really can write anywhere, with the exception of multiple direct conversations addressing me simultaneously, and some kinds of radio or television loud nearby.
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