February 28th, 2007


progress report

I mailed off the contract for "The Magnificent Threesome" this morning, and emailed a bio yesterday. Tonight I have choir rehearsal.

The writing to-do list:
--story for Time Well Bent, for which I have a setting and basic idea and deadline.
--type up the first page of the werewolf novel, and get moving on the rest of the first chapter of the zero draft. Take two of the first chapter of the zero draft, really, since I'm ditching most of the original one.
--start thinking about an erotica story with pirates
--don't forget about the werewolf novel

On the backburner:
--more chapters of the duchess and stableboy novel
--"Free Cell"
--possible sequel to the cowboy story
--rewrite of "The Forest People" incorporating comments
--finish The River Land
--total overhaul and rewrite of A Greener Shadow
--rewrite of 1919, incorporating a new character as external conflict

Sassoon, "Arms and the Man"

Arms and the Man

Young Croesus went to pay his call
On Colonel Sawbones, Caxton Hall:
And, though his wound was healed and mended,
He hoped he'd get his leave extended.

The waiting-room was dark and bare.
He eyed a neat-framed notice there
Above the fireplace hung to show
Disabled heroes where to go
For arms and legs; with scale of price,
And words of dignified advice
How officers could get them free.

Elbow or shoulder, hip or knee,
Two arms, two legs, though all were lost,
They'd be restored him free of cost.
Then a Girl Guide looked to say,
'Will Captain Croesus come this way?'

--Siegfried Sassoon