Yesterday, I wrote 1,193 words on "Bradbury Weather" (the total now at 2,886). I hope to do another 1,000+ words today. I'm liking this story, much more than the frustrating "The Pearl Diver," but it's in first person (again), and I am vexed by my inability to suspend my own disbelief. In The Dry Salvages, I like to think I managed to set out a template for defusing the inherent weakness of f-p past tense. But. I can't turn around and use all those same tricks again in "Bradbury Weather." As they say, that shark's been jumped, that cow's been flung. I have to find another way of effectively conveying that this story is an artefact, of explaining its existence. It matters not to me how comfortable others are with first person. I have to buy this if I'm to find a way to THE END. Regardless, it's good to be writing again. Oh, and I need to find a mechanism to explain the absence of men on a colonized Mars.
Also, yesterday, I updated iTunes (to 4.6) and Quicktime (to 6.5.1). Woo hoo.
Dragon*Con is now a scant two weeks away, and Spooky and I are trying to attend to all the little odds and ends of our costumes. I still need a hoslter for the pulse pistol, and there's a little more to be done on my gauntlets. Spooky's working on her make-up, which, unlike me, she's doing for herself, and we both have to get our wigs done on September 1st. Of course, sadly, Dragon*Con is not only about costuming. I also have to decide what I'll be reading on Sunday (Sept. 5th) and give a few of the panel topics some thought. This will be my eleventh consecutive Dragon*Con.
Thanks to everyone whose taken part of the HUGE eBay auction thus far. Remember to let us know exactly how you want your books inscribed.
I think Jennifer's going to see Kill Bill Vols. 1 and 2 at The Fox tonight. I really wanted to go. I haven't seen a single movie at The Fox all frelling summer, and this is the last of the season. But there's writing to do. *sigh*