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Pornographic Relativity 1

Yesterday, I did a measly 387 words in four hours, but think I've found the beginning of my YA Mars story, which might be titled "XX." 387 words in four hours. I always find that sf comes slower, if only because I must constantly fact-check what I'm writing, but I cannot presently afford to write so slowly when I have so many deadlines looming over me. This isn't about "quality over quantity." It's about, "you get the work done, or you don't get paid."

Not much else to say about yesterday. I said here and tried to find the words, words to describe a fictional society, a fictional place and time, trying to make it real. It was almost dark before I stopped writing. I should have written for more than four hours, but those four hours left me utterly wasted and useless for the remainder of the evening. Still, it's good to be back on Mars.

Spooky made chili. We finished watching Season Two of Weeds.

And here are more photos from Sunday (Stonington Cemetery, CT):

All photographs Copyright © 2009 by Kathryn A. Pollnac.

Also, sovay asked me to post a link to the Oberon mask. I will be making a headpiece of antlers, as well, as my Oberon must be a rutting Oberon.


( 11 comments — Have your say! )
Oct. 6th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
a link to the Oberon mask.

That's perfect. I want to see the shadow of its leaves and antlers cast against a wall.
Oct. 6th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
That last photo...
That is one of the coolest photos I've seen in a very long time. The colors came out amazingly...like something out of a dark fantasy film...

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Oct. 7th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)

The words will come faster than that after you get past the beginning, right?

Usually, yes.
Oct. 6th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
I love Mars. It is one of my favorite places, so I'm excited to hear you are writing there again.
Oct. 7th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)

It is one of my favorite places, so I'm excited to hear you are writing there again.

I've missed the dust.
Oct. 6th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
...the Oberon mask.

With the red oak leaf motif. Hmmmm.
Oct. 7th, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
With the red oak leaf motif.

That didn't even occur to me.

Edited at 2009-10-07 12:26 am (UTC)
Oct. 6th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
Those cemetery photos are truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Oct. 6th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
Beautiful photographs. I especially love the last one (though the light and focus on the spider web are perfect!). And the mask is marvelous, with antlers it will be incredible!

Edited at 2009-10-06 10:28 pm (UTC)
Oct. 7th, 2009 11:23 am (UTC)
I often use your journal as my motivation when I'm not wanting to do the work, or when I want to, but can't find the words. I've been struggling the past week or so with trying to get ANYTHING started and, after abandoning about 3000 words on one story and then not even being able to find the first line of another, something in this post yesterday got to me and between last night and this morning, I finished a 2048-word first draft.

Thank you.
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