Monday, December 02, 2013

In Process -- Nov 2013



First Draft

“Limering”. I’ve got about 13,000 words. I hope this draft is better than the last first draft I wrote this way. I really ought to read Clairvology to see if the problem persists across all drafts, since that’s my last year’s NaNoWriMo book, but who has the time? 

Editing

“Selkie Girls are Easy”. Fourth draft done, after going through the first four pages again.
“Wind/Water/Salt”. Typed and typed and typed, and finished! 553 pages of longhand, about 150,000 words.



Connecting


SFContario. There’s a person I always see at panels, and she seems to leave the same time I do, so I feel like I should introduce myself and say we should form a crit group together or something, but you know, human interaction is hard.

Circulating

2 out there.
9 rejects for 2013 so far.

Knitting

Hella Fair isle dress in Kauni. Tunic portion finished, peplum is my mindless project now.
Carousel socks. First one done, second one at heel opening.
“Ceremonial Armour”. Ignored.
Typing all the time seriously cut into my knitting time as well.
 

What I read -- Nov 2013

Not a really reading-full month, probably due to typing around 150,000 words. That does cut into other activities.



“Discount Armageddon” by Seanan McGuire. The boy gave these to me for my birthday. Or more accurately what he said was, “I really bought these for myself. The gift is you get to read them first.”

“Timeless” by Gail Carriger. Book 5, so I’ve finished this series, something I rarely do. Maybe I should more often, because this had a really satisfying conclusion, and I loved the message about immortality.

“Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: a history of women healers” by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English. One of the things Wind/Water/Salt’s first draft lacked was a reason for the witchhunter to be there in the first place. This helped.