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[Nov. 16th, 2005|09:00 am]
Silicon Rose
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GG: 33,237/33,197
Familiar: 68,793/68,778

That's last night's numbers - I've cleaned up about 1,000 words this morning, getting a good start on my quota. I had to pepper them across GG and Familiar, though, as I realized I set up the kind of scene in GG that begs for a scene that "wouldn't have happened if only..." ...so I need to come up with what happened. The first thing that came to mind I've already done once in the novel, and I'm disinclined to keep beating the readers with the 'prejudice is bad' stick, at least, any more than they already are being hit.

Heh. One of the cats just did the prairie dog thing again. I'd never seen a cat do that before them.

Familiar, meanwhile... stupid minor character. You were supposed to say 'yes'. Not 'no'. Now I have to write scenes where they convince you. And I know you had good reasons for saying 'no', but I hope you realize you were basically arguing with me, The Author (a.k.a. the God of your puny little world), and I wanted you to say 'yes', goddamn it. Blast it all.

Still juggling ideas for the end of the book. Latest idea sets up nicely for a sequel while wrapping up all the important bits for this book, but is an 'Oh! It was all a misunderstanding!' ending, and I'm not sure I like that. It's plausible, more or less, I will give it that. Since it's the neatest ending I've come up with so far, maybe that's the one I'll go with. Y'know, if certain characters will stop freaking getting in the way of plot and freaking give the characters what they need to go forward.

Oh. In other news, MiaC now has a more appropriate working title: "A Gift from God". I doubt it would sell, but it's more closely tied with what's actually going on in the story, as opposed to being something I tacked on to have a working title to refer to it by. "My Story" doesn't cut it when I'm writing two at the same time.

Work's going more or less well. Need to have a shower. Hoping to finish up coding today. Was v. surprised that my code worked, and think it was without caveats this time. May have a few bugs, but have a good idea of where they might be, and further testing should find them and I can eliminate them if necessary.

[User Picture]From: benabik
2005-11-16 05:28 pm (UTC)
Prairie dog thing?

And a suggestion for that character... Find/replace no to yes. ~_^
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2005-11-16 08:43 pm (UTC)
I suspect she means getting up on its hind legs and looking around.

And for characters... alas, if only it worked that way.
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2005-11-16 09:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I meant.

And as for the characters... yes, it's not that easy, but I did get an amusing image of said character saying: "You need more proof if I'm going to consider intervening. Thus, I'm sorry, but my answer must be yes."

Why, oh why, does that bug dream keep popping up in my head, begging to be written?
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2005-11-16 10:36 pm (UTC)

Entirely Unrelated

Hey, remember way back when, you mentioned having an MP3 for Mind of a Dreamer?

Have any webspace in which you could pop that up for me to snatch?
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2005-11-17 05:10 am (UTC)

Re: Entirely Unrelated

Erm, no webspace. Can ICQ it?
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2005-11-17 06:03 am (UTC)

Re: Entirely Unrelated

Sure. Froborr. Not the same one if you still have my old account -- that one wouldn't work with Trillian.
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2005-11-17 07:03 am (UTC)

Re: Entirely Unrelated

I added all the accounts that came up with the name Froborr on ICQ. I'm the same old as always. I'll message you if I see you online - message me if you don't usually show yourself.
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