Sunday, December 04, 2005

The Guidebook Is Finished

TOP 5 THINGS I'M GOING TO DO NOW THAT THE GUIDEBOOK IS OFFICIALLY FINISHED:

NO. 1 : Play HALF LIFE 2
NO. 2 : Decorate for THE HOLIDAYS
NO. 3 : Finish RUSS HOWE'S story
NO. 4 : Read POISON STUDY
NO. 5 : Finish MY novel


I've been staying up most every night for a week, so of course last night I couldn't sleep either. But that turned out to be a good thing as I had lots of ideas to jot down. I have an idea for a short story that was influenced by all those Borderlands stories I read. Very weird shit. My track record isn't so good with short stories so we'll see how this goes.

Also, I had thoughts of poetry last night. Yeah, I know, I'm about as much of a poet as Aeryn Sun. (Only Farscape fans will get that one.) But, I've recently been inspired. The first poem is about dinosaurs and the second is about tree ferns.

Then I had an awesome promotional idea for the guidebook. The publicist dug most of the stuff I sent her so far and I think this is just as good, unique even.

Finally, I was going through the Word-A-Day e-mails that J always forwards to me and found four great words redivivus which is perfect for my new short story, lambent, maelstrom, and crepuscular which I'm working into some recent novel chapters. It's interesting because I often already know the definitions of the words, not redivivus, though, but just forget they're out there until I see them one at a time in those e-mails. Then one will resonate, and I'm like, "That's exactly the word I need for this part."

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