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August 3, 2011

THE FANTASTIC MACHINE, a hardboiled steampunk cthulhu thriller about a hotel detective struggling to keep his family & friends safe when an ancient evil is unleashed upon the 1905 World Exposition.

14% of 50k

Deadline: 1-September-2011
New words: 1049
Total words: 7092
Accomplished in fiction: We walked home, enjoyed an international crowd, and realized what a big impact the day’s events had on us. Arriving home, however, we were shocked to learn someone was missing.
Accomplished in life: Had a nice morning running errands and reading Douglas Wolk’s recap of his San Diego Comic Con experience, but got a late start on the word-mining. Going out for a walk now to get a little of this nice weather before bedtime.
Other: The word count ain’t great. My goal is to complete this draft (asap) this month (asap.) I’ve set 50k as the length, though I suspect I’ll blow past that number in this draft. I’ll probably streamline it down considerably in the remix stage. Regardless, that’s not a concern for now. Now’s priority is to write, explore, and write.

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