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Posted by Dirck on 8 April, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 5 April
  • 6 April
  • 7 April
  • 8 April
  • “Willful Murder” (working title)
  • Yesterday’s goof.
  • Some faffing of a writerly sort.
  • 4 manuscript pages.
  • Pen Content?!
  • Expanding my online presence slightly, in a way which will only slowly become evident.

 

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Posted by Dirck on 1 April, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 29 March
  • 30 March
  • 31 March
  • 1 April
  • “Willful Murder” (working title)
  • 7 manuscript pages.

It’s April and I’m a fool, so today’s my day to shine! A whole week of gentle but unstrained new writing! I might attribute it to the change in the weather, but for the shrieking blizzard we had on Tuesday. The change of sunlight’s angle, maybe.

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Literary Theory

Posted by Dirck on 19 March, 2021

Oh, yeah. It’s a whole study session for the Friday films. Rest assured that there’s not Lovecraft apologetics here, either– our presenter is not afraid to call a insulated xenophobe exactly that. It’s just an excellent extended consideration of cosmic horror, using the work of the uncomfortable poster-child of the genre.

As a bonus– a cool cat!

Today’s pen: Pelikan M600
Today’s ink: Noodler’s Dumas Tulipe Noire

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Posted by Dirck on 11 March, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 8 March
  • 9 March
  • 10 March
  • 11 March
  • Repolishing and resubmitting a couple of things.
  • Not getting the Moonman pages on my site finished
  • Nothing as grand as last week’s transformation.
  • See below.

The plan was to get that bit of site updating sorted out today. The reality was the gentle, silent death of our wifi router demanding a run to somewhere a replacement could be got. Fortunately, the amazingly elderly (it’s thirteen years old) Apple Airport the dead router replaced is still able to toss packets about, so Son’s online classes aren’t mysteriously cancelled.

I hope. I left the house before anyone else was up (bar one cat), so I don’t know if Wife has made sense of the hasty scribble I left by way of explanation. Maybe I should check…

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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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Useful (?) Hints

Posted by Dirck on 4 December, 2020

This week’s film is a longish and highly specific public service announcement.

Sure, it’s probably not going to happen to you, but I’ll bet you’ve spent a few minutes in the past year considering your response to brain-hungry zombies shambling through the streets.

Today’s pen: Pelikan M600
Today’s ink: Krishna Pakeezah 

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Posted by Dirck on 26 November, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 23 November
  • 24 November
  • 25 November
  • 26 November
  • Edits for “Palmer’s Folly”
  • Second draft of “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • Appearing in NewMyths.com on 15 December (!!!)†
  • STILL, MORE, AGAIN, yes.

† Rest assured that I will be slathering links around the place when the next issue goes live. Yes, another story of mine is getting publication. It actually sold quite some time ago, but I thought it best to keep it sub rosa it was about to come to full ripeness.

And I nearly stuck with that, too.

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Posted by Dirck on 20 November, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 16 November
  • 17 November
  • 18 November
  • 19 November
  • Second draft of “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • Um…†

† This is a tricky question, given that I’m usually changing from hand-written to compu-typed in the second draft, but this time it’s all the latter. This means that I wasn’t keeping track of the amount of change happening, and since it’s add-remove-replace-add-move the quantitative difference from beginning to end it almost meaningless.

But I got some work done, for a change.

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Posted by Dirck on 12 November, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 9 November
  • 10 November
  • 11 November
  • 12 November
  • Preparing and launching submissions.
  • Contemplation of sacrifice and the wretched yet often unavoidable foolishness of armed conflict.
  • Background work on my site.
  • With negative returns, another couple.
  • In keeping with the day.

I had thought to get some writing done yesterday, but I put all my creative into getting pictures of pens and ink bottles all prettied up for the site, of which the only visible effect is the functional link to Namiki inks above.

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A Fine Day

Posted by Dirck on 6 November, 2020

A fountain pen, the cap off, lies upon a note pad. On the pad, this message:  "I hope Fountain Pen Day finds you safe, healthy, and with at least one pen which warms your soul.  "Nothing more profound than this today. Enjoy some contemplation upon the noble fountain pen."
Because I am a fiend in human shape, I’m going to let you seek Part II on your own.

Today’s pen: Pelikan M600
Today’s ink: Krishna Pakeezah (another one not on my site– this will take you someone else reviewing the ink at some length).

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