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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 25 March, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 22 March
  • 23 March
  • 24 March
  • 25 March
  • Forward movement on the pen site, at least.
  • Enough for getting on.

 

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Posted by Dirck on 18 March, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 15 March
  • 16 March
  • 17 March
  • 18 March
  • Still blocked.
  • Damn it.

The Pilot appears to be turning into my standard St. Patrick’s Day pen. I used it this time because I wanted a broad point to show off the glimmer in the ink. In this, I was disappointed– there’s no sign of any metallic element in anything I wrote that day. I hope the wee folk weren’t offended.

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Happiness

Posted by Dirck on 12 March, 2021

I don’t have anything profound to offer this week. The film below isn’t what I was originally going to offer in this slot, but…

I’ve just heard that by dawn of St. Patrick’s day, both my parents will have had their initial jab of the COVID vaccine. No idea which, but definitely one of the two-stage entries. And what better way to express the joy this news bring that with a tumble of kittens developing their murdering skills?

I’m also going to hint at another source of contentment, appearing later this month…

That’s probably too vague… so I’ll drop a suggestive preliminary link, too.

Today’s pen: Lamy 2000
Today’s ink: Edelstein Olivine

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Posted by Dirck on 4 March, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 1 March
  • 2 March
  • 3 March
  • 4 March
  • Consulting on someone else’s creative writing.
  • Reworking the end of “Until Regrets Take the Place of Dreams” following a positive rejection note after short-listing.
  • Three pages, ten thousand suggestions.
  • LISTEN TO EDITORS, KIDS

This week may not have been the full fires of creation flowing through the grooves of my brain, but it was the closest to that I’ve been in a while. This is encouraging.

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Posted by Dirck on 25 February, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 22 February
  • 23 February
  • 24 February
  • 25 February
  • A great deal of squeezing the internet trying to shake loose useful Moonman information.
  • Thinking VERY HARD about things I want to write.
  • Fixing something at the Regular Job that broke because I was left out of an email chain in October.
  • Less than I could have wished.
  • Too much think, not enough do†
  • Most of yesterday’s lunch

† I take a little solace from this article in The Guardian which indicates that I’m not the only one suffering from fatbergs in my writing infrastructure.

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Fun in Darkness

Posted by Dirck on 19 February, 2021

So… short week, huh? I had forgotten that little fact entirely pretty much from lunch-time Tuesday through to head hitting the pillow last night. Thus, no update yesterday. I’ll take it on to the bottom of this entry. There’s not much difference to last week, as my tubes are still clogged, although I did have a couple of revelations in the direction of rehabilitating some things suffering from their author’s white male POV, one of which is that novel I spent so long on.

But first, the fun stuff. What’s the most fun you can have in a dark room? Watching old movies, of course! I recently read a tweet from someone who was very disappointed, after a lifetime of watching films no older than 1980 (I think that was the arbitrary cut-off– possibly 1970), by the experience of watching Citizen Kane.

Oh, really? Only the barest understanding of the language, and you found the lecture boring?

I, happily, understand the language of old films (even if I sometimes make fun of their tropes), and it troubles me that so many people dismiss them out of hand.

So, today’s jollity– a film to help you understand the language, and someone else making fun of old film tropes.

Now, here’s that disappointing update:

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 15 February
  • 16 February
  • 17 February
  • 18 February
  • 19 February
  • Faffing about.
  • Working on an update on the site.
  • The cats got their favourite food.
  • Some progress on Friday’s pen and its maker.

 

 

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Posted by Dirck on 11 February, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 8 February
  • 9 February
  • 10 February
  • 11 February
  • Third draft of “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • Faffing about.
  • Less than I could have wished, again.
  • A great deal too much.

The faffing about has been necessary, but… well, it’s hard to apply resolution to pry up an edge of writing block when rushing out to get necessary household items.

On the silver lining side, I have no deadlines, so the lack of output isn’t causing actual trouble to anyone else.

 

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Tentacular Achievement

Posted by Dirck on 18 September, 2020

Time for a game show!

The world continues to be hard. Let’s take vicarious joy in some innocent victory over circumstance.

Today’s pen: Lamy 2000
Today’s ink: Diamine Evergreen

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