July 8th, 2009


[links] Link salad overslept edition

Coffee 'may reverse Alzheimer's' — Guess I need to take up a new habit. (Thanks to danjite.)

Vintage ads for women's fragrances — Uh huh.

Donnie's Deusie: 1924 — Mmm. Duesenberg. Mmm.

Best to only ever fight wars you already won.The Edge of the American West on conservatives, Obama and library cards. Also William Ayers. Funny stuff.

?otD: What time did you wake up?

Body movement: n/a (overslept due to incipient chest cold)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (no scale at beach house)
Currently reading: The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold (re-read)

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[personal] Bleh

Proof that life goes on despite high drama and low...I seem to be coming down with a chest cold. I spent much of yesterday being vaguely stupid and inefficient, while my voice croaked. Also exhausted. Tumbled into bed early last night, overslept by two hours, missed my exercise, and have that raw feeling in my throat today. Grr.

Too much to do, too little time.

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[writing] Endurance progriss riport, day 25

4,900 words today, across two hours, to 100,500 words on the manuscript. Right now I think this is going to come up considerably shorter than earlier estimates. Maybe 120,000 or so. I'm a bit surprised. Possibly Fred has learned to write to length, or possibly I'll have to insert stuff on rewrite. That's fine. Every book is different. But my last few have been dreadfully overlength, and I've kind of gotten used to very fat drafts.

Go figure.

Meanwhile, Collapse )

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