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Posted by Dirck on 9 April, 2015

Day What How Much Duration Pen Ink
  • 6 April
  • 7 April
  • 8 April
  • 9 April
  • Choose Your Own ect.
  • Six manuscript pages.
  • Seven pages.
  • Eight pages.
  • Seven pages.
  • 30 min.
  • 35 min.
  • 45 min.
  • 40 min

I had to make up for last week, right?

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Messiah Complex

Posted by Dirck on 2 April, 2015

But first, because it’s Thursday:

Day What How Much Duration Pen Ink
  • 31 March
  • 1 April
  • A cancellation at the dentist
  • Choose Your Own seemingly endless project….
  • Just a cleaning.
  • Seven manuscript pages.
  • All afternoon.
  • 40 min.

Not much accomplished this week, and if my idea of this current project as a litmus test of my readiness to engage upon a proper novel has any merit, I’d do well to leave the novel aside a little longer. This is a little too much committment to a single concept for me, and it’s really just a heap of closely-connected short stories.

But enough of that. Because tomorrow is a holiday, I’m treating today as Thursday and Friday.  If I were more of a theologian, I could probably work it into a trinity, but I know my limits.  The trinity notion is an outcome, of course, of the sort of holiday we’re enjoying tomorrow, although in our house it’s more about pagan rabbits flinging sugar about than it is about non-terrifying returns from the dead.  I’m not unmindful of the religious affiliation of the day, though, and I thought for a change in my usual programme here I’d offer as the Friday Film From Fomewhere (fic sic)  a review of one of my favourite films about the resurrection of an ill-treated saviour.  Plus the unnecessary and profoundly mishandled recent remake.

I understand Keanu is, as a person, genuinely nice.  It may be why he keeps getting roles.

Today’s pen: Pelikan (in hoc) Signum (vinces, and yes the declension is a mess)

Today’s ink: Noodler’s (brown like chocolate) Walnut

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Posted by Dirck on 26 March, 2015

Day What How Much Duration Pen Ink
  • 23 March
  • 24 March
  • 25 March
  • 26 March
  • Choose Your Own Unspeakable Doom.
  • The same…
    • …and a start on short story “Then Tell, Oh Tell…” because a rather nice opening for it came to me during my break this morning.
  • Deja Doom
  • Eight manuscript pages.
  • Eight pages all told.
  • Six pages
  • Eleven pages
  • 45 min.
  • 40 min.
  • 30 min.
  • 55 min.

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Posted by Dirck on 19 March, 2015

Day What How Much Duration Pen Ink
  • 16 March
  • 17 March
  • 18 March
  • 19 March
  • Choose Your Own Unspeakable Doom.
  • …plus that entry I wrote.
  • More Choice! More Doom!
  • Ditto.
  • Eight manuscript pages.
  • Six pages
  • Seven pages.
  • Nine pages.
  • 45 min.
  • 35 min.
  • 35 min.
  • 45 min.

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Posted by Dirck on 6 March, 2014

WHAT:  First draft of short story “Ring and Run”.

HOW MUCH: Not quite two pages of manuscript.

HOW LONG: About 45 min.  Thanks a heap, Mr. Migraine.

DONE?: Yep.  Now… do I keep on banging out first drafts of things I’ve got only in the form of suggestive sentences in various note pads, or start polishing some of the stuff I’ve built up?  I’ll work that out once Mr. Migraine stops urging a visit to the Joseph Ignace Guillotin Interactive Museum.

Today’s pen: Sheaffer Admiral
Today’s ink: Herbin Vert Empire

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Return of One More Thing

Posted by Dirck on 26 February, 2014

A lunch meeting takes all creativity away for today (which is better than utter exhaustion doing it), so I offer a very brief look back at a past entry.  I mention in August of 2011 the purchase of two pair of relatively good shoes, and in it I mention the likelihood of venom going forth against the makers if they don’t last.

Well, the local fellow who repairs shoes leaves me with reason to grumble.  Of the two pair, both of which I had to take in for attention, one was easily put right and the sole rubber received some praise; just a matter to replacing some de-laminating heels.  The other, though, was beyond redemption; the materials and method of construction render it impossible to re-unite the soles and the uppers.

That pair failed me in Spring of last year.  A year and a half does not a proper shoe’s life-time make, especially when it’s not the only shoe being worn.  Venom is therefore shaken upon the name on Nunn Bush.

I guess I’ll have to start saving up for some correctly made shoes.

Today’s pen: Sheaffer Admiral
Today’s ink: Herbin Vert Empire

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Posted by Dirck on 20 February, 2014

WHAT:  First draft of short story “E.Z. Notes” (working title).

HOW MUCH:  Three pages of manuscript.

HOW LONG: About 30 min.; I may be my lunch break, but the social situation here is such that I can’t just screech, “BUGGER OFF!  WRITING!” to a garrulous co-worker who usually doesn’t appear at this time.

DONE?: Only the ground-work.

Today’s pen: Sheaffer Admiral
Today’s ink: Herbin Vert Empire

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Crank House

Posted by Dirck on 7 February, 2014

The old homestead was a krankhaus indeed– son too sick for school and wife too sick to look after him.  The up-side of not attending work and spending a day in a house full of virus and coma is that I got another four pages written on “Old 237”, which was gratifying.  On the down side, some client pens arrived, and I wasn’t able to do any more than establish that the box was intact.

…and although I don’t follow sports, I’m not submerged literally or figuratively, so I hear the Olympics are ramping up today.  In honour of that (although I find the current government of Russia not particularly worthy of honouring), today’s film:

People like me have a little difficulty telling the difference between this and the real thing.

Today’s pen: Sheaffer Admiral
Today’s ink: Herbin Vert Empire

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A Postcard…

Posted by Dirck on 26 June, 2013

…to let you know we’re all have a sufficient amount of fun on the vacation, despite the transition from Sunday to Monday being marked by a distressing and prolonged migraine.  What a treat to not have to go to work three hours after the concluding emesis!

But the real reason I’m here is give you all a present I’ve brought back from my travels– a link to a maker of profoundly retro kitchen appliances (or, as auto-correct was suggesting mid-word, kitsch appliances).  If there were cash reserves sufficient to restore our kitchen to its initial glory, that’s the place a lot of the budget would go; we kept the robin’s egg tone of the original paint, and there’s fridge and stove to match!

Today’s pen: Sheaffer Admiral
Today’s ink, almost all gone through catching up on letter writing: Diamine Prussian Blue

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ADHD, The Musical

Posted by Dirck on 14 June, 2013

To put a cap on yesterday’s silliness, how about a Golden Oldie?

…and when I say “Golden Oldie”, I can be taken to mean “New Wave”, “back in the days when videos were new and sort of creative”, or  “hey, this is a tune from my high school days… oh, god, I’m getting old.”

Today’s much older pen: Sheaffer Admiral
Today’s highly focussed, exteremly sensible ink: Diamine Prussian Blue

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