Watched Inosensu: Kôkaku kidôtai (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence) last night, courtesy Netflix. Actually, it’s probably more accurate to say that fosteronfilm watched it, while I glanced up periodically to appreciate the shiny, cyberpunk pictures and skim the subtitles while I huddled over my laptop, writing. I’m not actually sure of the details of the plot, something to do with the examination of the nature of souls, but it was pretty.

Sometime in the future, I think I’d like to sit down and watch it properly. It seems I don’t multitask writing and subtitles well. But I was on a roll, writing-wise. Didn’t go to (that is, stagger to and flop into) bed until 6AM.


Writing Stuff

Payment from Here & Now for “My Friend is a Lesbian Zombie.” Huzzah! Contrib. copy on the way. Although I do have a slightly reamed–“slightly reamed,” is that an oxymoron?–feeling from the PayPal fees and their conversion rate between pounds sterling and U.S. dollars. Oh well. It’s money.

Not Received:
Hmm, I still haven’t gotten paid for “Li T’ien and the Demon Nian.” I wonder if the Cricket Magazine Chicago move knocked my check into a crack somewhere . . . Query time?

New Words:
800 on “Honor is a Game Mortals Play.” I’m at zero draft. Woo! “The End” – two of the most satisfying words a writer can type.

The epilogue turned into a whole ‘nuther scene and became the denouement. Um, oops. But it’s done. Done done done! Considering that I finished it at 6AM this morning–the staying up all night 6AM, not the waking up at dawn 6AM–I suspect that a great deal of ruthless editing is in order. At least I hope so. I’d like to cull at least a couple hundred words. dsnight assured me there was wiggle room, but that’s no excuse for sloppy writing. The plan is to do a few editing passes, foist it upon fosteronfilm to first reader, and then load it up to Critters to go up next week.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
6,877 / 6,000

Club 100 For Writers


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6 Responses to

  1. 6am? Ack, I’d fall asleep at the keyboard.

  2. yukinooruoni says:


    You when to bed just before I got up!!

    *sighs, yawns and wails*

    just you wait … I’ll get you back on Sat 😛

  3. elvesforeyes says:

    Awesome, I’ll give it a readthrough once it’s up on Critters. NOW GET SOME ZZZZZZZs!

  4. keesa_renee says:

    Heeey, you and I were up together for about an hour this morning! Of course, we came at it from opposite ends of the spectrum, but hey! 😉

    Congrats on finishing zee storee! I shall read it when it goes up at Critters.

  5. basletum says:

    *Sigh* I do miss those days when I could do that. I need to get laid off and collect unemployment again. 😉 Or start investing in high-risk stocks, or something.

    Congrats on getting your new story finished. I’ll be putting my critique hat on when it’s up at Critters.

  6. Maybe that check is in the mail? Isn’t this the mag with new editors? I think I’d give them plenty of time before sending a query.
    Huge congrats on the zero draft. I know you’ve been working that one for quite a while. I’ll look forward to seeing it in print.

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