• I got a Nook yesterday, and read about half of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." #
  • I put it in a ziploc freezer bag and took it with me in the bathtub. #
  • The plot didn't start until page 95–a big no-no that nevertheless worked. #
  • I also read about 1/4 of a free small-press book that had no conflict (all non-dramatized backstory/world explanation) for 50 pages. #
  • Sadly, I very much wanted to like it, given the beginning, but I had to let it go. #
  • Mmmm…lemon thyme bread. #
  • Currently attempting to navigate library ebook system. Sllllow. #
  • Back to work! #
  • Damn it, I wish I'd known this word a week ago: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limerence #
  • C30 Chance done: “I would like something bad to happen to the priest,” he said. #
  • Come on, 5K words… #
  • 5K done! C31: “Good bread, good meat, good God, let’s eat!” #
  • Dwight V Swain in the morning. #
  • Waiting for this, too, to pass. Waiting with my boots on. #
  • And my legs pumping. #
  • Researching labyrinth-retreats in CO for story: http://www.benethillmonastery.org. I might actually go there for an afternoon. #
  • Dwight V. Swain, as usual, kicks my ass in a most informative way. #
  • I think I'm finally to the point where I can write this story today and not have it suck. #
  • Irreverently, I want a "Bride of Christ" t-shirt with a flying-hat nun in a "Bride of Frankenstein" pose. And neck bolts. #
  • I suck at titles lately. #
  • Ray's orange belt test is today at noon. Tooth seals (clap clap) at 9:50. Feeling like at-home limousine this a.m. #
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larrson: Good stuff. A reminder of how messed up sex is. #
  • My face is a grease-pit this morning. #
  • Ah, another rejection. [Whimper] #
  • Bees have become a beautiful insect, like a butterfly, since the Great Bee Deaths. Ray: "Oooh, a bee!" I remember fleeing in terror. #
  • I have started to use the appearance of bees as an indication of a minor miracle in my writing. Twice, now. #
  • Damn it, I keep typing "she" for "it." This story is a pain in the ass. #
  • Ate lunch at Wholly Crepes at the mall…mmmm. So authentic I could barely follow the chef's French, and it was all words I knew (food). #
  • I had one with Brie, walnuts, honey, lettuce, & vinaigrette…Ray had bananas and Nutella on FIRE. #
  • Heh. If prison and aging trends continue, the Boomers will be the first generation with minimum-security retirement homes. #
  • The Resignation, done: "It laid on the ground under the hydro on its elbows and looked at the window through the scope." #
  • Readthrough tomorrow. As usual, I feel that the story is much better now than when I was stuck in the middle, when it sucked. #
  • Not sure how accurate this is: http://www.angel-guide.com/names-angels.html #
  • Ascotts aren't solely the province of Fred of Scooby Doo: http://www.elitetuxedo.com/gray_ascott_dots.htm #
  • Shoot. This means I have to answer my e-mails now, doesn't it? #
  • Oh frabjous day! Calloo, callay! Prop 8 Struck down – http://bit.ly/ahb1Fc #
  • Awesome valedictorian speech: http://www.sott.net/articles/show/212383-V…aduation-Speech #
  • Hm…I wonder why I haven't had as many sinus infections this year. #
  • I get to annouuuuunce things later today…but first I have to get my work done. #
  • C32 Chance done: "What with one thing and another, he wasn’t sure that he had survived until his head broke water." #
  • C33 Chance done: Lost, lost, lost, breathe. Lost, lost, lost, breathe. #
  • I didn't get caught up on chapters, but I did almost 5K again today. Heavy stuff. #
  • Now I will do yoga. THEN I will prep announcement…I am disciplined, yes I am. #
  • Kitchen Confidential – Anthony Bourdain. Rock on. #
  • Hey, I want to start reading Tim Dorsey. Which book do I start with? Sounds like timeline/book order is confusing. Florida Roadkill? #
  • Ayah, I seem to be about half-and-half with personal vs. form rejections lately. #
  • C34 Chance done: “You’re the expert,” Aloysius said. “Amazing what a fat lot of good that has done me,” Sebastian said. #
  • Chapter 48 should be The End of Chance Damnation, by the way. #
  • I keep wondering when I'm going to hear ANYTHING back about Ray's "Menagerie" book from a publisher. Hopes up? No hopes up? What?!? #
  • C38 Chance done: “Impossible,” the red-stripe demon said. But Aloysius could tell he was lying. “Summon demons? Here?” #
  • I think I'm going to set everything else aside for the next few days and finish Chance. About 17K to go. #

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