May 22nd, 2005



Yesterday, Spooky and I read through all of Chapter Four of Daughter of Hounds, all that's been written so far. And I discovered that I'll be spending today rewriting before I can move forward and finish the chapter. Some of it's better than I recall, and there's not that much to be done as I thought there would be to bring it in line with the changes that the story underwent prior to the rewrite of Chapter Three, but it's still not quite right. And, not believing that crap about allowing oneself to write bad drafts, I'd prefer it was as right as I can make it before I proceed. It should only take today, if I can focus and get to it.

I see now that the entire summer will consumed by this book. I wish that weren't the case. Low Red Moon and Murder of Angels consumed a summer each, but I was hoping that wouldn't be the case with this novel.

Oh, and I decided to compromise on all the neglected hair maintenance. Hair was cut yesterday, but not coloured. That'll happen today. This way, time will have been left free both days for writing.

After Doom 3, I tried Lucasarts' The Sith Lords for a few days, but found it just as tedious and unimaginative as I found Knights of the Old Republic to be. I can't see the point of playing a game wherein the program seizes control of my character whenever a combat situation arises. BioWare, who released the superb Jade Empire, is the creative force behind the game, of course, and there are a lot of similarities between the two, but TSL seems to fail in all the respects that JE excels. So, anyway, now I'm trying Rise of the Kasai, which has possibly the most beautiful animation I've seen in any videogame except, perhaps, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, but it's pretty much wasted on what seems, so far, to be a fairly silly, insubstantial game.

Unless you count the vignettes in Frog Toes and Tentacles, I've not written a new short story or novella since last August, when I finished "Bradbury Weather." Fuck...
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