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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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And Now For Something Marginally Different

Posted by Dirck on 11 June, 2021

The less-fun and not-usual thing I bring today is a useful link to what happens when someone who understands science gets fed to the back teeth with people saying dumb things about vaccines. If you know someone who is drifting away from sense and one of the actual benefits of modernity, try this small bit of text.

Now, to balance that out, here’s some delightful cartoon cats, one of whom is a terrifying psychopath. The other one wears a cap.

Today’s pen: Pilot Vanishing Point
Today’s ink: Namiki Black

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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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Posted by Dirck on 31 December, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 21 December
  • 22 December
  • 23 – 28 December
  • 29 – 31 December
  • Wrestling with submissions.
  • Getting the decks cleared for…
  • Time off at Christmas!
  • Getting Regular Job crap done before the end of the year! 
  • Another one!
  • Sufficient.
  • Authentic de-stressing.†
  • Re-stressing.

† I probably should have posted something during the time away, but the very concepts of time and duty lost all meaning in a bubble-fied nuclear family-only Christmas. The effect on my inward state was such that to apologize for the lapse would be to seem ungrateful.

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Posted by Dirck on 17 December, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 14 December
  • 15 December
  • 16 December
  • 17 December
  • Wrestling with submissions.
  • Second draft of “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • Reveling in the warm glow of new publication.†
  • Only one.
  • Progress, of a slow and gummy sort.
  • As much as I can drink in.

† Yes, indeed! “Palmer’s Folly” is live and available for ganders, over in issue 53 of NewMyths.com, and with a little digging you can even find a picture of the author, shorn of beard for COVID-masking and in all honesty looking as mad as a box of frogs. I don’t know what was happening with my face that night.

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Posted by Dirck on 10 December, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 7 December
  • 8 December
  • 9 December
  • 10 December
  • Second draft of “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • Absolute last chance edits on “Palmer’s Folly” (in which a with that had survived more than a dozen examinations was finally replaced with the correct while)
  • Why do I feel so very busy?

 

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Posted by Dirck on 3 December, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 30 November
  • 1 December
  • 2 December
  • 3 December
  • Second draft of “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • Getting some of the power attendant to my new place as a director for the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guide made available.
  • Flogging the thing below.
  • But not a lot because…
  • Banks, man– too much.
  • All over the place

SO, the big news for this week, which I lift entire from my other enterprise:

I’ll mention that the image on the cover… does not represent my contribution, I will say… although “Wilden Klausen” does involve wearing a costume for a seasonal tradition.

I should also mention that the profits for this collection are going to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which given the situation of the world over the last… dozen or two months, at least… seems like a service which could definitely use some funding. Since I’m not in the US, I will mention for those who wish to give directly that there is a Canadian version of the same thing.

Here is a link to pre-order; it will be released on 20 December. 

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