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Posted by Dirck on 29 July, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 26 July
  • 27 July
  • 28 July
  • 29 July
  • Second draft of “Anne’s Big Day”.
  • 1057 typed words (that’s rather more like it!).

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Posted by Dirck on 22 July, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 19 July
  • 20 July
  • 21 July
  • 22 July
  • Second draft of “Anne’s Big Day”.
  • 590 typed words.

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Negligent? Tuckered Out!

Posted by Dirck on 30 June, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 28 June
  • 29 June
  • 30 June
  • First draft of “Anne’s Big Day”.
  • Six manuscript pages (and probably three more to done).

Yeah… I kind of missed the film last week, didn’t I? A sign of how damn tired I am from The Regular Job’s demands, which over the past two weeks have been enhanced by a self-inflicted demand to make sure the people who are looking after my usual duties have an easy go of things.

I am, at least, taking a good long break– I don’t put rump to office chair again until 19 July. I also don’t have a lot of projects in mind for the vacation period other than writing and some personal pen-work, which is good, because that mass of killingly-hot air which has been afflicting the north-west coast of the continent will arrive here… sometime tomorrow.

Although it will have shed some heat along the way, for which I am extremely grateful.

Here’s two films because there wasn’t one last week: One jolly interesting and one quietly amusing.

I don’t expect to be making up any entertainment deficits when I return, because I know my limitations. See you in three weeks, everyone, unless I melt in the interim.

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Posted by Dirck on 24 June, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 21 June
  • 22 June
  • 23 June
  • 24 June
  • First draft of “Anne’s Big Day”.
  • The second jab.
  • First draft of “Anne’s Big Day”.
  • Three manuscript pages.
  • A tiny poke, and a period of normal immune response.
  • Four manuscript pages.

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Posted by Dirck on 17 June, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 14 June
  • 15 June
  • 16 June
  • 17 June
  • Clothes shopping.†
  • First draft of “Anne’s Big Day”.
  • School supply shopping.†
  • One shirt for me, several for son.
  • Seven manuscript Pages.
  • A perfectly serviceable sketchbook

†My son is, given his first vaccination status, going back to school for the first time since May 2020. He’s grown a LOT in the intervening time, and he’s also filled up his sketchbook, because it likes making visual art.

††The Wing Sung 618 is being set aside for amendment– there’s an interruption in the ink channel of the feed that requires force-filling of the collector. Unsatisfactory, in an otherwise darned good pen.

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Posted by Dirck on 10 June, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 7 June
  • 8 June
  • 9 June
  • 10 June
  • First draft of “Anne’s Big Day”.
  • Ten Manuscript Pages.

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Posted by Dirck on 3 June, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 31 May
  • 1 June
  • 2 June
  • 3 June
  • Blinkin’ work duties.
  • The Curidas page.
  • Too much.
  • Go ahead and click the link!

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Oopsie

Posted by Dirck on 31 May, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 24 May
  • 25 May
  • 26 May
  • 27 May
  • 28 May
  • Queen Victoria’s birthday
  • The decreasingly over-ambitious, increasingly time-anxious edit on “Legion of Candles”.
  • Some lounging I suspect would not have amused her majesty.
  • Under the limit!

So, yeah… no entries here at all last week. I had to apply my time to the scraping down of the story… and more time than that. Victory came as the light faded from the sky on Friday– the final count was 4951 words (1305 below the last time I called it finished), AND YET the story still made sense.

This may explain a couple of previous rejections.

To explain the next rejection, I decided to change the title at the last moment. I made sure that this change was not only on the title page, but also reflected on the page headers (look up Shunn format, if you’re curious) and also in the name of the file. BUT NOT in the email’s title, which still had the old name. So, a lot of work followed by pointing a gun at my own foot– perhaps I’ll miss.

A quick bit of film to make up for Friday’s absence. This week should be more sensible, although who can really predict… the future?

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Posted by Dirck on 20 May, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 17 May
  • 18 May
  • 19 May
  • 20 May
  • The decreasingly over-ambitious edit on “Legion of Candles”.
  • 16 of 19 pages covered in red ink, so almost ready to hit the keyboard.

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Posted by Dirck on 13 May, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 10 May
  • 11 May
  • 12 May
  • 13 May
  • A story best thought of as carb cleaner for my writing engine.
  • A probably over-ambitious edit on “Legion of Candles”.
  • Nine pages!
  • Needs to be under 5000 by month end, currently… 6008. *gulp*

Yes, indeed; production! I won’t tempt fate by proclaiming myself cured, especially with a story I don’t expect to ever see the light of day, but there’s a glimmer of optimism to be seen.

†You won’t actually find this on the linked page (yet) but… I mean, it’s black ink. One is very like another.

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