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March 22nd, 2007

Three and an Epilogue

Finished the current chapter last night, putting together another 12 pages/3,000 words after Tuesday's night shift slump. That leaves three chapters and the epilogue. It might not reach 135,000 words, but I'm going to leave the bar set high so I can overshoot that actual mark the story needs. I still need to maintain at least a ten-page daily pace to finish by the end of the day Easter Sunday.

I'm writing this at 4:40 a.m. because I just finished a page from a paper that called after deadline on the prepress emergency number. Eyes are struggling to remain open, but I didn't get a chance to enter this information last night before I went to bed. :-)

Projected Goal
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85,750 / 135,000
(63.5%)


Novel In 90 Goal
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85,750 / 67,500
(127.0%)

Straw Poll - SFWA Elections

I'm crazy. But as I was talking to one of my friends yesterday and this morning about the paradigm shift/election bid by John Scalzi it struck me that there isn't a straw poll anywhere for the SFWA elections.

I'm not a member (not enough qualifying publications), so I can't vote in the elections and I won't vote here.

Poll #951666 SFWA Election

President - Pick one

Michael Capobianco
1(7.1%)
John Scalzi
13(92.9%)
Other - (insert name in comments)
0(0.0%)

Vice President

Andrew Burt
2(15.4%)
Derryl Murphy
10(76.9%)
Other - (insert name in comments)
1(7.7%)




Note:
Yes, the poll is viewable to all. Think of this as an exit poll and the cameras are rolling. Katie Couric asks you how you voted so they can air it on CBS.

Note #2:
I think it's amusing that this poll ends in the numbers 666. :-)

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4 A.M. Muse

If I weren't yawning as I type this (and I wasn't actually yawning until I did; it all happened figuratively) I could consider repeating today's 4 a.m. wake-up call.

1) I watched Criminal Minds while I waited for a return call.
2) I surfed and commented.
3) Muse ambushed me with words (three pages so far for the Novel In 90 project).
4) Muse came up with idea for SFWA election straw poll.
5) Election-type commentary elsewhere/when on LJ gave muse idea that the best thing to do when trying to put together a minimum of 10 pages a day to meet and Easter deadline on the rewrite is to come up with a new short story.*


* - It's not all muse. I was talking to Melissa last night about short stories and how it's difficult for me to write short-short-short. I'll generally push the limit and come out near the 7,500 limit. I can see the new short actually running well less than that length. It will all depend on how much variation I put into it since she's trying to get me to write a SFnal equivalent of a satirical Choose Your Own Adventure.

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