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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-11-01 09:47
Subject: [writing] Tourbillon progris riport, day 49
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Today’s wordage: 4,400
Today’s writing time: 2 hours
Total wordage: 192,400
Total writing time: 105 hours, 30 minutes


A face loomed. For a moment, Boaz thought he was among Chen’s sailors again, along the Abyssinian coast, but this was a much older man than any of those warriors. He seemed far too calm as well.

There had been fighting.

Boaz tried to lift his hand, but it would not come.

“You have been in a very bad way, my metal friend,” the man said in Adamic.

“No monkey alive speaks that tongue,” Boaz whispered.

“I am no monkey, I am a man.” A wrinkled smile. “And I have been alive a very, very long time. You would be amazed at what you learn if you stay around long enough.”

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User: nomissnewo
Date: 2008-11-01 19:16 (UTC)
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2,200 words an hour?? I remember you saying before that you write quickly, but wow. I'm working on a PBS article right now and I'm lucky if I can get 600 words in an hour.
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User: jimvanpelt
Date: 2008-11-01 21:49 (UTC)
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Hi, Jay. Because I'm a firm believer of a celebration for every possible occasion, I hope you treat yourself to a special dinner or favorite dessert when you hit 200,000. In fact, I think I'll treat myself when you hit that mark *g*
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-11-02 18:15 (UTC)
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Mornings, mostly. That's why no one's generally seen me much before lunch.
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