June 26th, 2006

Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

My darling husband said...

"do you know how FUNNY you are, out there on the deck doing battle with the squirrels...?"

I just rigged a spider's web of wire over one of the planters. LOTS of room for an enterprising squirrel to squeeze through, of course, but it might act as deterrent - I don't know. We'll see. I got WOKEN UP THIS MORNING by the little buggers digging around in there, and I'm not having it, however funny my husband thinks I am being. If this doesn't work, it's chicken wire. And then flame throwers when I see a squirrel anywhere near there.

Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

Writerly update again

Well, it's like this:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
74,170 / 95,000

The problem is that I no longer believe in that 95 000 words. If the rest of this novel works out, on average, with chapter lengths like the ones I've been having so far, I'm looking at more like at least between 105 000 and 110 000 somewhere. Let's split the difference and make it 107 000. Which then makes the situation just a littlel different:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
74,170 / 107,000

Either way. It's either pushing three quarters done, or it's just over three quarters done. And this last chapter wasn't bad, if I say so myself...