18th February, 2011: Thursdayitis

Urgh. Thursdayitis strikes. Arthur Dent could never get the hang of Thursdays, and I know how he feels. Maybe it has something to do with being born on a Thursday, although you’d think that would grant you some kind of magical luck. Not for me.

Yesterday’s highlight was finishing off our Firefly rerun with Serenity, which for some reason I didn’t enjoy as much as I usually do. I think watching it back-to-back with the TV series is not necessarily a good thing, as Serenity doesn’t really feel like Firefly. I think it’s because Serenity is too space opera science fiction and lacks any Western elements, although that’s a necessity of the plot, dealing as it does with the Alliance and the Reavers. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a great film, but not one without faults.

Writing
Only half a chapter on Hang Wire , and I’m pretty sure all of yesterday’s words will be going in the edit bin at some point. That happens sometimes – you gotta get the bad stuff out to let the good stuff flow. Although I do quite like the idea of Ted, our hero, finding his lost cellphone in a freezer in a Chinese supermarket.

Project: Hang Wire (superheroes and serial killers in San Francisco)
Words today: 1,016
Words total: 36,991/100,000 (37%)
Total words for 2011: 55,976

Editing
Not enough of this either. Only a few pages of Ludmila, My Love polished, although in contrast to the above I was pretty happy with it.

Reading
No Firestarter yesterday, but a bit more of another novella set to appear alongside The Wasp in the Lotus in Her Majesty’s Mysterious Conveyance from Echelon Press. Good, too, and quite a different (and fantastical) take on steampunk.