Daily Archives: November 15, 2006

Novella Update

Total word count, Il Maestro e le Figlie di Coro: 25,111
Total words Monday: 2,380

This part is taking a lot longer to explore than I expected it to, and it’s growing unwieldy and out of proportion with the rest of the novella as a result. I may just stop writing it and jump to the next event. This one is going to have to be broken down, focused, and interspersed with the others in order to give it the correct rhythm, and I can’t properly do that until there are others with which to give it context.

tearful the day

While I work I’m listening to the new Evanescence album The Open Door for the first time, and enjoying it more than I enjoyed the first album.

And then something in my brain that was paying attention to the music knocked on the other part of my brain that was writing, and said, “Excuse me, but we have a very well-done integration thing happening here, and it’s really very interesting. I think you should listen more closely.”

I know I’ve had music and masses on the brain for the past two weeks, but there’s really nothing like hearing Mozart woven into gothic rock, and woven in (thankfully) well.

fps Online Animation Auction

Every year fps: the magazine of animation holds an online auction of animation-related material in order to raise funds for charity. This auction’s proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society for the second year in a row, as decided by the fps readership.

The auction goes live on Wednesday November 22 and runs for one week. You can see a preview list of some of the items available here, including original artwork, DVDs, books, CDs, and software. There’s also a direct donation button on that page that offers you the opportunity to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society via the fps parent company 5×5 Media, if you wish to contribute to funding support for those with cancer and their families without participating in the fps auction.

And a reminder: issue 9 of fps magazine is now available for download, which includes a review of the Pinky and the Brain Vol. 1 DVD set by yours truly.

Cautiously Optimistic

Well, today I don’t feel like passing out when I stand up. This is a definite improvement over yesterday.

For the purposes of appeasing posterity, a.k.a. my future need to check my records:

Total word count, Il Maestro e le Figlie di Coro: 22,731
Total words Monday: 1,275
Total words Tuesday: 2,340

Things have generally continued being less than stellar in the rest of my life. But at least there are new pages in the novella.