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19 October 2006 @ 11:31 am
like pulling teeth...  
One. Slow. Word. After. Another. Forty. Thousand. Times.

Having a bit of rough going getting it *one* thousand times, much less forty. I've got this sloggy bit here and I'm convinced, CONVINCED I TELL YOU, that if I can just bloody well get through it that the rest of the book will just fall into place and I'll charge through the writing of it. I think I've been thinking that for a hundred and twenty pages... And the aggravating bit right now is that if I'm right and once the sloggy part is past, it'll all come tumbling out, that I could potentially finish the damned book in about 3 days, because I know what happens and I know who it happens to and I'm totally capable of a 3-day, 30K stint. It's just, yargh! Maybe I'll start a countdown. Instead of looking at how many words I have left I'll just assume it's about 40K and every thousand words I'll knock that down another K, and feel like I'm progressing. :)

I've got slightly more than half the colors for Chance. Evidently they're slower-going than the colorist expected, 'cause of the quality of the pencils/inks, and he doesn't want to skimp at all. I gotta admit, that's fairly cool. And ZOMG, the page he sent last night had a frame I've been dying to see in color, and it looks every damned bit as cool as I hoped it would. It's almost impossible to tell what's going on in it in B&W, just because of all the lines everywhere, but I think it really works in color. *falls over* :)

I just put eight pages together to make a big ol' background for my desktop, and ... wow. Looking at all of them at once is ... wow. O.O It looks like a comic book. :) Man. The sub date keeps getting put off a little, but boy howdy do I want to get this submitted. I'm kind of thinking probably right after WFC, at this point. I need to finish my *books* so I can do my playtime comic editing!

Two things I thought were funny: one, at Octocon, slovobooks took the time to pause and tell me about a new Rogue figurine, just in case I didn't know about it (I'd picked it up on Friday), and last night mostlymaylone emailed me to say he'd just been reminded of me because somebody'd paid a bill with X-Men checks that had Rogue on them.

Sometimes I love my idiosyncracies. :)

Ok, back to pulling teeth writing.
Current Mood: soreachy
Current Music: smells like teen spirit
ever so plucky: goofy doctoraelfsciene on October 19th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
Ah, ok! Well, I certainly didn't know about that one! o.O But my curiousity prompted an eBay search, and it turns out there's a new X-treme X-men Rogue figure that's really awfully nifty. If I, er, didn't already have your Xmas and birthday gifts, you'd be getting one from me!
kit: canthavemizkit on October 19th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
Curse you!

-bids on it- :)
ever so plucky: batgirlaelfsciene on October 19th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
Eh heh heh heh. My work here is done.

Seriously, though, if I weren't getting rid of 2/3 of my action figures, I'd be looking for one of her myself, because it's a seriously cool sculpt, and I love those glasses!

I may have to swap your Xmas and birthday gifts around, I'm thinking, because of all this...o.O