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August 17, 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.

65% of 50k

Deadline: 1-September-2011
New words: 2917*
Total words: 32492
Accomplished in fiction: *includes the 1416 from earlier today. While making a break for it, everything goes wrong. Someone makes a mistake and the group of three becomes the band of two.
Accomplished in life: Had a nice afternoon at Blue Lake Park reading Michael Connelly’s The Black Echo.
Other: Yesterday’s episode was a bit, um, searchy. I was searching for the scene. I couldn’t really nail it but I got something down and decided to move ahead and see if hindsight would shed some light on why that bit had been so difficult. Well, already I’ve got a few ideas for how to improve it. The lesson here is that sometimes the right thing to do is to keep on keeping on. Or maybe the lesson is: when it doubt, wrench the plot. Yeah, I like that lesson.

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