January 31st, 2011

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[links] Link salad looks for the thermostat

Readers, Writers, and Blogs — Sherwood Smith riffs on matociquala's recent post on auctorial constructs. And in case you missed it, see also John Scalzi on this topic.

If you're going to be in the Bay Area in early March, don't forget to register for FOGcon

Yesterday's call for Sunday photos has produced some pretty cool images: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — Mostly on the LJ side of the blog. I'll leave it open another day or so for stragglers, then post a roundup and pick my favorite(s).

More on railcar dumpers — 100+ year old film clip of one in operation. (Via mapescapacity.)

App Turns iPhone into a Smarter Camera — Hmm. Computational photography.

Ignosticism — Once again, tongodeon is all about the epistemology. This one made me think.

Fox Tries To Debunk Global Warming, Fails Miserably — This just in: conservatives wrong on major issue, confuse ideology with facts. Equally shocking, sun rises in east.

?otD: Is it "turn up the heat" or "turn down the heat"?



1/31/2011
Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (3,700 new words on Sunspin book one.)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 252.4
Currently reading: One of Our Thursdays Is Missing by Jasper Fforde

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[writing] More comments on Sunspin, as of January month-end

7,800 words on Calamity of So Long a Life this weekend. This draft is running slower than usual, as I've observed before. I spend time touching back between the manuscript and the outline, updating both documents. My normal forward momentum on novel writing is not in play here. Rather, this is a more iterative process for me involving continuous re-reading, editing, and forward outlining of scenes/sections.

Quite a learning experience, too. I'm enjoying this, but the process challenges me. I have no real sense of how this is going, as I don't have a first reader anymore, but I'll sort it out.

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