Posted by Dirck on 20 April, 2017
Another lost Monday, alas, this time to a phone-call which ran long over the start of my lunch break. By the time I had basic sustenance down me, there wasn’t time to get the machinery churning properly on the novel. As petty revenge for this, I filled free moments in the rest of the afternoon doing some preliminary world-building for a future story with a (relatively) hard SF setting– I now know just how big my ship is, and how quickly it rotates to provide 1G on the main working deck and Mars-equivalent gravity in the recreation area. Idle brains are the Devil’s plaything, after all.
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Posted by Dirck on 13 April, 2017
The paucity of output this week is down to Monday being too taken up with agony to be creative. You may remember a really dumb thing I reported doing to my leg about four months ago. Well, I managed to do almost the same thing without the assistance of ice on Sunday evening, simply through inattention; I stepped too long for the last step in a flight, and then down I went. The damage isn’t as bad this time (although I really should have a medical professional opine upon how things stand with my inner rigging), but it was sore enough on Monday to make creativity in anything other than self-directed terms of abuse fly right out the window.
And to avoid leaving people up in the air about important things: the pen I had in my pocket at the time is completely unscathed.
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Posted by Dirck on 6 April, 2017
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Posted by Dirck on 30 March, 2017
†I think I actually brushed up against writer’s block this week! I found the strands of the novel had gotten out of their bundle and would not be gathered for almost half of Monday’s session. I’m sure there are some writers in the world that would like to skin me very slowly for having dealt with the problem after only about twenty unproductive minutes, but I am pleased that I found a cure (this time, at least) in thinking very carefully about the sequence of events in the as-yet-unwritten chapters.
Also– this happened this week:
I am pretty pleased about that, especially given that I took almost a month off it to work on something else. I can now pretend that I’m on the downhill part of the expedition, rather than the bit where a sensible climber is breaking out the oxygen cylinders.
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