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Posted by Dirck on 9 March, 2017

This Week’s Pens Inks How Much Novel Written
  •  Finished up the second draft of “Lots of Land and The Open Sky Above” at a little over 4700 words… and I’m contemplating a title change… which puts me back onto the novel: only 12 pages done, but they’ve got some momentum to them.  The break was useful to the novel as well as the shortie.

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Posted by Dirck on 2 March, 2017

This Week’s Pens Inks How Much Novel Written
  •  9 pages done on this Victorian project, which then got about 2000 words of typed second draft which is totally different from the first and now revels in the title “Lots of Land and The Open Sky Above.”

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Generating Controversy

Posted by Dirck on 24 February, 2017

The following film has nothing to do with the elections underway in France.  It’s just a little look at history which will likely get up the noses of French people of most political stripes, offered by a guy I find amusing, because I was amused.

Yep.  Makes me giggle.

Today’s pen (French): Waterman Executive
Today’s ink (also French): Waterman Florida Blue

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Ouroborous

Posted by Dirck on 17 February, 2017

When I started doing these Friday films, the conceit was a return to grade school c. 1977, when a frazzled teacher would throw something on the projector in part to add to the students’ hoard of knowledge, but also to give her voice a rest and keep the little monsters distracted for a few blessed minutes.  Today, although the need for these entries has waned, I’m pleased to be able to close the loop on the conceit; you can almost feel the purr of sprockets through the 16mm celluloid on this one:

Closed loop is not to say closed conceit.  Friday Found Films will persist.  Also– VOTE

Today’s pen: Sheaffer Targa
Today’s… surprisingly low… ink: Waterman blue-black.  I hope I make it through the day on this wee remaining dribble.

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Posted by Dirck on 16 February, 2017

This Week’s Pens Inks How Much Novel Written
  •  only five manuscript pages, but seventeen for that Victoria-era thing.  Progress, I calls it!

I’ll also remind everyone to have a look at the previous entry if for no other reason than to rush to the end of it and give your input on the matter of the Challenger challenge which challenges me.  There has been some response there, but not quite what the pollsters would call statistically significant (although the unanimity to date is pretty suggestive).

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Posted by Dirck on 9 February, 2017

This Week’s Pens Inks How Much Novel Written
  •  17 manuscript pages, plus a whopping three pages for a story aimed at that anthology of Victoria-era weird tales I think I mentioned, which closes in mid-April (that’s painfully close).

Some of my scribbling time has been eaten up this week in getting research details in hand for that short story, which I haven’t been quite able to convince myself to not bother with. Fool!  Don’t I know how few hours of productive writing I can count on in a week?  The novel must be done this year, not next!

While I’m diverting myself from the effort on the novel, I’ll also mention that coming up… sometime this month, I’m going to go old-school with a look at a slightly wicked pen repair and a call for input as to what should be done with a blameless orphan pen that has come into my care.  As usual, it’s a lack of pictures that makes these things not happen yet.

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Posted by Dirck on 2 February, 2017

This Week’s Pens Inks How Much Novel Written
  •  23 manuscript pages (that’s a little better).

 

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Indiana Jones and the Very Sore Knuckles

Posted by Dirck on 27 January, 2017

I’ll probably start to trail off on things inspired by politics in another country soon, but a friend posted this on Facebook…

indypunch

…and that got me thinking of a possible thing to look for as this week’s film.  Sure enough, the internet provides.

There’s something to remember, gang– they will, sometimes, punch back.  Keep your guard up, and don’t let them rest.

Today’s pen: Sheaffer Targa
Today’s ink: Waterman blue-black

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Posted by Dirck on 26 January, 2017

This Week’s Pens Inks How Much Novel Written
  •  18 manuscript pages.

That’s an alarmingly low page-count for this week, which is down to an unexpected office celebratory lunch.  Free lunch, yes, but not only did it cost me a day’s efforts, it made me rather ill so yesterday was not very productive either.  Boo.

However, if my page/word ratios are right, I’m now above 25,000 words, or 100 typed pages.  For something that only gets poked at over lunch-hours, that’s coming along reasonably well.

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Posted by Dirck on 19 January, 2017

This Week’s Pens Inks How Much Novel Written
  •  22 manuscript pages.

A joyful… more or less… realization on Tuesday, that the point-of-view of the novel wasn’t quite where it should be.  This will make extra work on the second draft (thus “or less”), but it also mean some elements that have been a drag-inducing burden to the narrative can be more easily handled and I should be able to skip along a little more briskly henceforth.

I’m also faced with a couple of other projects that might distract me from this hoped-for brisk skipping; there’s a call from weird stories which also examine the effects of colonization in the Victorian era, and my wife is urging me to convert something to a screenplay for a local competition.  Egad.

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