November 15th, 2010

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[links] Link salad meets the new Monday, same as the old Monday

The Million-and-First Little LieScrivener's Error on James Frey's brilliant little idea factory.

Still Life Still Alive — Re-creating art with live models. (Via Dark Roasted Blend.)

Plagiarism and the mechanics of privilege — Teresa at Making Light with a great set of quotes and a link to a difficult but interesting topic.

Home from AboveAPOD with a very human space image.

Paper Planes in SpaceCould paper airplanes and helium balloons be cheaper solutions for space photography?

Species Loss Threatens Humankind — But we were given dominion over the beasts of the field and the birds of the air!

?otD: Is Monday a happy day for you?




11/15/2010
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (2,500 new words on Kalimpura)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 247.0
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 3/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: Between books

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[books|writing] Kalimpura Progriss Riport, More More

Another 5,000 words on Kalimpura today. Now at 61,700 words. I should be done with this first draft in about three more elapsed weeks of writing. Or a bit less, if I pull a couple of additional big days. Though the combination of SteamCon and Thanksgiving is definitely going to get in the way. In any case, the manuscript is flowing smoothly and fairly quickly from my fingertips, which seems to be the 'book three' effect. Fie on peripheral neuropathy, I say. Fie, fie, fie.

I am noodling with a change to my novel drafting process. Specifically, I am considering taking one to two days off per week to work on short fiction. It's not such an issue with this book, but the Sunspin project will be a long haul indeed. Such a writing pattern might keep me fresher and let me take my mind out for a wander every now and then. So maybe worth testing here.

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