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"Fish from space have never been so buxom."

I'm not going to talk about the insomnia this morning.

Yesterday, I wrote 2,024 words on "The Prayer of Ninety Cats" and still didn't find The End. But this happens sometimes. I sit down to write a vignette, and it insists on becoming a short story...sometimes a long short story. This one may reach 9,000 words, which means Sirenia Digest subscribers are, quite literally, getting more this month than they bargained for. I do like the story, and I'm glad things went this way, though I suspect it will require a day of vigorous polishing.

My great thanks to kaz_mahoney, who, by her own initiative, compiled all my blog entries between November 21st, 2001 and April 16th, 2004, all the time from the blog's beginning until I began mirroring it at LiveJournal. This actually comes as a great relief, as I worry constantly about all those entries over at Blogger (I stopped posting the journal to Blogger in late 2006). Anyway, the portion compiled by kaz_mahoney, as a PDF, comes to 920 pages, about 320,000 words. Which leads me to suspect that I've written quite a bit more than a million words of blog since I began in 2001. All my novels combined likely come to half that. Anyway, thanks again, and if anyone wants to do that with the LJ half, I wouldn't complain. Also, I will freely supply copies of the 2001-2004 PDF to anyone who wants one.

Cold and grey Outside. Chilly and cat-bedeviled inside the House.

Three more episodes of Doctor Who last night, so we're now at "The Hungry Earth." I begin to detect a theme (and that was a damned sexy reptile woman).

Comments

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papersteven
Nov. 26th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
I'd like a copy of the PDF, please.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 26th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)

I'd like a copy of the PDF, please.

Noted.
whiskeychick
Nov. 26th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
I just want to say that kaz_mahoney rocks. Very cool.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 26th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)

Agreed.
ex_kaz_maho
Nov. 26th, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC)
Kaz Mahoney's ears are burning & she's blushing. But in a good way.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 26th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)

But in a good way.

Very good, then.
robyn_ma
Nov. 26th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
'I'm not going to talk about the insomnia this morning.'

You're also not going to talk about Judy. In fact, we're not going to talk about Judy at all.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 26th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)

Okay, but it would be better than talking about the insomnia.
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greygirlbeast
Nov. 26th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)

Noted.
ex_kaz_maho
Nov. 26th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
I feel famous for being talked about on your LJ. It's very surreal (but cool). I just checked the Word file, and it comes to a total of 320,087 words. Just in case you wanted a specific number.

And I'll just tiptoe out the way I came and take my OCD with me... :)
greygirlbeast
Nov. 26th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)

It's very surreal

I often feel the same way.
tziedel
Nov. 26th, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
I would love to have a copy of the file. Thank you, and thank you, kaz.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 26th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)

Noted.
jacobluest
Nov. 26th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
I know a process that can convert your LJ into a PDF in probably about an hour's worth or less of work. You would need to open a Wordpress account, import your LJ into it (Wordpress has a button you press for this). And then once imported, you would export it to PDF. Then you could delete the Wordpress account, and voila!
I'd do it for you, but it involves usernames and passwords. But if you want, I can write detailed instructions. Or perhaps we could work this out via email, and you could change your password before/after. I hear you on the sigh of relief. I don't trust the internet with that large a chunk of my personal history.

~Jacob
greygirlbeast
Nov. 26th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)

Thanks. I'll get back to you on this. Or Spooky will.

Edited at 2010-11-26 07:59 pm (UTC)
jacobluest
Nov. 26th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
logodaedalus@gmail.com

And by the way, have you read about the flying squid?

~Jacob
greygirlbeast
Nov. 26th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)

I'd not. Wow.
oldfossil59
Nov. 26th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
Copy of the 2001-2004 PDF
I would love a copy of the PDF as well. Thanks, and much thanks to Kaz.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 26th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Copy of the 2001-2004 PDF

Noted.
pwtucker
Nov. 26th, 2010 08:46 pm (UTC)
Could I also have a copy of the PDF?
greygirlbeast
Nov. 26th, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)

Yep. Making a list.
mythrander
Nov. 26th, 2010 11:51 pm (UTC)
I would be interested in the pdf as well, as your blog makes for a very interesting writer's block distraction.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 27th, 2010 12:26 am (UTC)

You got it.
queen_bellatrix
Nov. 26th, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC)
To join the chorus: Could I also have a copy of the PDF?
Thanks!
greygirlbeast
Nov. 27th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)

No problem.
sovay
Nov. 27th, 2010 01:10 am (UTC)
Also, I will freely supply copies of the 2001-2004 PDF to anyone who wants one.

Do you think you would ever publish journals you've written (in any sense other than whatever Livejournal calls it when you hit "post")?
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