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We actually had some of today's newspapers left at closing. But we did not get reprints of yesterday's papers. *sigh*

Maybe there will be commemorative editions?

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I am thinking of renting Casino Royale tomorrow afternoon, and then possibly seeing Quantum of Solace in theaters when it comes out. Then again, that would be expensive... *weighs options, fails to reach a decision*

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"Secrets" progress: chapter 13 rough draft is 4,925 words

NaNo progress: 5,375 words written, 44,625 to go
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We actually had some of today's newspapers left at closing. But we did not get reprints of yesterday's papers. *sigh*

Maybe there will be commemorative editions?

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I am thinking of renting Casino Royale tomorrow afternoon, and then possibly seeing Quantum of Solace in theaters when it comes out. Then again, that would be expensive... *weighs options, fails to reach a decision*

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"Secrets" progress: chapter 13 rough draft is 4,925 words

NaNo progress: 5,375 words written, 44,625 to go
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We ran out of every paper but the Financial Times and the various horse-racing forms. Most of them ran out by noon, almost all the rest by 3pm, and even the Ithaca Journal (which, unlike the others, DID give us what would normally have been a ridiculous overstock) sold out by 6pm.

This is what we call a massive planning failure. Seriously, did the newspapers not realize that people like to have commemorative objects? A web article just cannot compete with a paper copy for a historic occasion.

*shakes head*

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"Secrets" progress: ch. 13 rough draft is 4,000 words

NaNo progress: 4,450 words written; 45,550 to go.

(I wrote nothing on Election Day. I meant to -- I said to myself, "Liz, you have the whole day off; you need to write for at least three or four solid hours," -- but the news cycle was damnably seductive, especially once they started calling states. *curses self for shameful lack of willpower*)
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We ran out of every paper but the Financial Times and the various horse-racing forms. Most of them ran out by noon, almost all the rest by 3pm, and even the Ithaca Journal (which, unlike the others, DID give us what would normally have been a ridiculous overstock) sold out by 6pm.

This is what we call a massive planning failure. Seriously, did the newspapers not realize that people like to have commemorative objects? A web article just cannot compete with a paper copy for a historic occasion.

*shakes head*

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"Secrets" progress: ch. 13 rough draft is 4,000 words

NaNo progress: 4,450 words written; 45,550 to go.

(I wrote nothing on Election Day. I meant to -- I said to myself, "Liz, you have the whole day off; you need to write for at least three or four solid hours," -- but the news cycle was damnably seductive, especially once they started calling states. *curses self for shameful lack of willpower*)
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An interesting thing about writing a sort of parallel canon... )

('Watsonian' and 'Doylist' explanations are useful terms I encountered when reading [livejournal.com profile] selenak's journal. I had been using 'in-story' and 'out-of-story' to mean the same thing, but the Holmesian terminology is more elegant. *grin*)

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"Secrets" progress: ch. 12 rough draft (12,975 words); ch. 13 rough draft (1,975 words)

NaNo progress: 2,425 words written; 47,575 to go

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Election tomorrow. *bites nails*
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An interesting thing about writing a sort of parallel canon... )

('Watsonian' and 'Doylist' explanations are useful terms I encountered when reading [livejournal.com profile] selenak's journal. I had been using 'in-story' and 'out-of-story' to mean the same thing, but the Holmesian terminology is more elegant. *grin*)

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"Secrets" progress: ch. 12 rough draft (12,975 words); ch. 13 rough draft (1,975 words)

NaNo progress: 2,425 words written; 47,575 to go

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Election tomorrow. *bites nails*
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I have a dim memory that someone once told me that in the British version of CoS, sometime between Harry and Ginny's exit from the Chamber and everyone's arrival at Dumbledore's office -- i.e., near the end of chapter 17 -- Ron attempts to hug Ginny and she rebuffs him. No such action occurs in the American version. (Trust me, I've checked.)

If this passage does, in fact, exist, I would like to use it in "Secrets" because it's an immensely useful bit of characterization... but I need the exact phrasing and timing to work with -- i.e., I need the text of the book from a couple paragraphs before the attempted hug through to a couple paragraphs after.

Does anyone have a copy of the British version, and if so, will you help me out?

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NaNo count: 1,300 words written, 48,700 to go. *sigh*
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I have a dim memory that someone once told me that in the British version of CoS, sometime between Harry and Ginny's exit from the Chamber and everyone's arrival at Dumbledore's office -- i.e., near the end of chapter 17 -- Ron attempts to hug Ginny and she rebuffs him. No such action occurs in the American version. (Trust me, I've checked.)

If this passage does, in fact, exist, I would like to use it in "Secrets" because it's an immensely useful bit of characterization... but I need the exact phrasing and timing to work with -- i.e., I need the text of the book from a couple paragraphs before the attempted hug through to a couple paragraphs after.

Does anyone have a copy of the British version, and if so, will you help me out?

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NaNo count: 1,300 words written, 48,700 to go. *sigh*
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The scene turned out to be lying about its length, so... chapter 12 rough draft is DONE! Ha! Take that, story! \o/

...

Oh god, now I have to edit it. *facepalm*

...

*flees to work on chapter 13 instead*


(In the interests of full disclosure, I should mention that I am attempting an unorthodox NaNo again this year, wherein I try to write 50,000 words but do not insist that they all belong to the same story. So far, 450 down, 49,550 to go. The odds do not look good. But what the heck, trying is half the fun, yeah?)
edenfalling: colored line-art drawing of a three-scoop ice cream sundae (ice cream sundae)
The scene turned out to be lying about its length, so... chapter 12 rough draft is DONE! Ha! Take that, story! \o/

...

Oh god, now I have to edit it. *facepalm*

...

*flees to work on chapter 13 instead*


(In the interests of full disclosure, I should mention that I am attempting an unorthodox NaNo again this year, wherein I try to write 50,000 words but do not insist that they all belong to the same story. So far, 450 down, 49,550 to go. The odds do not look good. But what the heck, trying is half the fun, yeah?)

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