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Posted by Dirck on 20 September, 2018

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 17 September
  • 18 September
  • 19 September
  • 20 September
  • Second draft of “Kick a Cat…”
  • 2815 typed words

Those who were paying attention for about four hours yesterday will have seen a gestational version of this post– apparently somebody hit POST rather than SAVE yesterday. I will put this down to mental exhaustion– the rowers are all present on their benches now, but the guy in the jerkin keeps banging away on his drum.

Tonight is going to be full of powerful mental activity: choosing and inking pens for tomorrow’s Pelikan Hub! The New Classic is definitely coming along. I think one of the P1s will, too, and some of the less-known (at least around here) cheap moderns– I know the local hubmaster is bringing a plentiful selection of Souveräns for other attendees to ogle, and my thing has always been breadth of collection rather than depth.  Still, I’ll likely bring my own M600 along, because it would be mean to not take it to a party meant for it.

I may also bring some not-Pelikans, too, just to keep accusations of favouritism down a little.

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Feeling Very Confined

Posted by Dirck on 14 September, 2018

I’m alone at The Regular Job today, which is a constraint on my spirit. A compression, even.   And since this…

…gives a sense of the work-load but suggests there’s others helping, I’m going to go with an educational film this week, about working in confinement.

 

Back to work, then. Row, row, row…

Today’s frantic pen: Pilot L-150MS
Today’s hectic ink: Herbin Vert Empire

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Posted by Dirck on 6 September, 2018

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 3 September
  • 4 September
  • 5 September
  • 6 September
  • Third Draft of “A Legion of Candles.”
  • Third Draft of “The Third Frame.”
  • First draft of “Kick a Cat…”
  • The grinding, faceting and polishing of a gem of deathless prose!
  • Um… ditto.
  • 13 manuscript pages.

I hope you all enjoyed Labour Day. I marked it by labouring to keep the Lego glaciers of my son’s making from engulfing the living room, which kept me from the Choose Your Own project.

If you missed it in the sidebar– there’s a new story on the writing site, the genesis of which I explain in this post.

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Posted by Dirck on 30 August, 2018

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 27 August
  • 28 August
  • 29 August
  • 30 August
  • First draft of “The Third Frame.”
  • First draft of “Kick a Cat…”
  • Second raft of “The Third Frame.”
  • Fourteen manuscript pages.
  • Seven manuscript pages.
  • 1106 typed words

The little bit of “Kick a Cat…” was actually done on Tuesday, in interstice produced by a dental appointment keeping me from The Regular Job in the morning, and I was not inclined to step into the office until just before Mr. Slate yanks on the birdasaurus’s tail to indicate the end of lunch. But why lose a day of writing, even though I’m away from the current project? A stop at a dollar store on my way to a post-dental lunch produced a notebook with shockingly good paper (seriously, it’s somewhere between Rhodia and Tomoe River), and I used my lunch stop to write publicly like a damned hipster.

French onion soup, a chicken breast pretending to be a burger by hiding under bacon, and a pen that’s a little too fine for the job at hand; how I enjoyed some free time on Tuesday.

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Posted by Dirck on 17 December, 2015

Day What How Much Duration Pen Ink
  • 14 December
  • 15 December
  • 16 December
  • 17 December
  • First draft of a silly little seasonal flash item, and more or less the second draft, too.
  • Third draft of the previous, because my readers are wonderful, willing people.
  • First draft of “All the Old Familiar Faces”.
  • Some non-fiction stuff that was demanding my attention, and preparation for a new roll-out of fiction.
  • 944 words typed.
  • Two problematic paragraphs.
  • Six pages.
  • Three pages.
  • 55 min.
  • 50 min.
  • 40 min.
  • 25 min

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Posted by Dirck on 10 December, 2015

Day What How Much Duration Pen Ink
  • 7 December
  • 8 December
  • 9 December
  • 10 December
  • First draft of “All the Old Familiar Faces.”
  • The same.
  • “.
  • …and some cries of “why won’t they all just leave me alone?”  Oh, for the quiet of The Overlook.
  • Seven manuscript pages.
  • Six pages.
  • Six pages.
  • Three pages.
  • 55 min.
  • 50 min.
  • 40 min.
  • 25 min

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My Shoes are too Tight

Posted by Dirck on 27 November, 2015

This week’s Friday Found Film explains why so many men are embarrassed to get up and dance.  Look what we have to live up to:

The other lesson to take from this– those olden-timey folk did, in fact, know how to shake it.

Today’s pen: Pilot L-150MS
Today’s ink: Pelikan Brilliant Brown

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Spine-Tingling Romance!

Posted by Dirck on 13 February, 2015

Valentine’s day tomorrow?  Well, that calls for a thematic film:

…and I just saved you from having to go to the theatre and watch 50 Shades of Grey.  Ain’t I a sweetie?

Today’s charming pen: Pilot L-150MS
Today’s cute ink: Herbin Bleu Myosotis

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Posted by Dirck on 12 February, 2015

Day What How Much Duration Pen Ink
  • 9 February
  • 10 February
  • 11 February
  • 12 February
  • Choose Your Own Unspeakable Doom
  • Eight manuscript pages.
  • Five pages.
  • Six pages.
  • Seven pages
  • 55 min.
  • 25 min.
  • 40 min.
  • 40 min.

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