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Posted by Dirck on 14 October, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 11 October
  • 12 October
  • 13 October
  • 14 October
  • Thanksgiving Recovery Day†
  • First draft of “Unintended Consequences” (working title).
  • Badly overtaxed my shoulders scraping the eavestroughs.
  • 652 typed words.

† I understand that people in the US think this is a month early– that’s how we know it’s a harvest festival. Also, I’ve heard that the people of the republic south of me celebrated Colobus Day on the 11th, although I’ve no idea why they devote a whole day to recognizing a genus of Old World monkeys.

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Posted by Dirck on 7 October, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 4 October
  • 5 October
  • 6 October
  • 7 October
  • First draft of “Unintended Consequences” (working title).
  • 915 typed words

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Posted by Dirck on 30 September, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 27 September
  • 28 September
  • 29 September
  • 30 September
  • Actual what-the-monkeys?! research for the upcoming story.
  • Ducks in a row

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An Impediment to Worldbuilding

Posted by Dirck on 24 September, 2021

While I haven’t been doing as much of it as I would like, I still call myself a writer. And as a member of that self-torturing happy breed, I spend a lot of time weaving whole new worlds out of the cobwebs and bits of moss that lurk in my head. One of the tricks to worldbuilding is coming up with something which doesn’t knock someone’s disbelief off the hook, because then it will get all fractious and start asking uncomfortable questions.

With that in mind, here’s an interesting explanation of why you can’t have suns of a particular colour if you’re writing a world with extant physics:

I’ll freely admit this was not a thing I had known until this week. So, there’s me learning new things and (hopefully) staving off dementia for another few days.

Today’s pen: Waterman 52
Today’s ink: Diamine Evergreen

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Posted by Dirck on 23 September, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 20 September
  • 21 September
  • 22 September
  • 23 September
  • Video conference for the Sask. Writer’s Guild
  • Re-reading “The Lurking Fear” to make notes for a story I mean to write.
  • Shopping to replace broken junk in the household…
  • Friendly gabble achieved.
  • Finally done.
  • …because it can’t wait for the weekend.

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Posted by Dirck on 16 September, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 13 September
  • 14 September
  • 15 September
  • 16 September
  • Re-reading “The Lurking Fear” to make notes for a story I mean to write.
  • Also trying to get some updating done on my website.†
  • Nearly done, and getting some useful new insights.
  • Part of a page.

†”Trying” faces more than usual hurdles:

The host is being pestered. If you have a pressing pen question, my slow frequency of updates means that this Wayback Machine capture from January isn’t missing too much.

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Posted by Dirck on 9 September, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 6 September
  • 7 September
  • 8 September
  • 9 September
  • Not working on the fake-out version of Labor Day.
  • Re-reading “The Lurking Fear” to make notes for a story I mean to write.
  • Plenty of nothing (comrades).
  • About half of it

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Posted by Dirck on 2 September, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 30 August
  • 31 August
  • 1 September
  • 2 September
  • Back to school panicking.
  • Yesterday’s entry.
  • Getting a UV-C air purifier because the provincial government is using Texas as a model for COVID response.
  • Managed to get everything needed.
  • The whole thing.
  • Success†.

 

† This is assuming that I haven’t already taken a dose of Delta inside my doubly-vaccinated lungs already (despite still masking). I heard this morning that vaccination reduces not only the severity of the initial infection but the likelihood of having your organs wrecked by an infection, so I’m still happy to have gotten my shots.

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Posted by Dirck on 26 August, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 23 August
  • 24 August
  • 25 August
  • 26 August
  • Third draft of “Anne’s Big Day”.
  • Some submissions.
  • All polished up and just sort of 3000 words.
  • Funnily enough, not “Anne’s Big Day”.

† Two Pelikans in one week? I really wanted to match this pen and ink, and as the maker of my rules, I can amend them.

‡ I’ll be offering some thoughts about this next week.

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Posted by Dirck on 19 August, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 16 August
  • 17 August
  • 18 August
  • 19 August
  • Submissions and a Sask Writers Guild meeting.
  • Bugger-all writing, and I was late for the meeting.

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