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25 June 2009 @ 05:44 pm

I have rapidly deduced that the problem with the bicycle is that it will cut into my Walk to Rivendell quite dramatically. I’m going to have to put some actual effort into going out for a daily walk, and I’m not likely to get anywhere near the 10K steps one is ’supposed’ to manage. OTOH, I swam yesterday and today too, which has to go in the plus column for the bike.

I am beating my head against revisions. At some point one of us will emerge bloody and victorious, but I’m not sure it’s me right now. I’ve clawed my way past page 300 after spending most of the day trying to remove pages from a chapter that was just too goddamned long. I have at least two more scenes that need POV-switching, and I have to decide if the new bit I introduced earlier is going to come back in immediately or in the second book, but actually besides that it might not be so bad, because the rest of the book is from the heroine’s POV anyway. Maybe I can finish this revision pass tomorrow after all.

I need to email my colorist and my letterer and do a Magical Words post. *whimpers* I have no brain left.

eta: ok, lithera just totally made my day with this video. :)

ytd km swum: 45.7
ytd wordcount: 190,000

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Lady Doomlithera on June 25th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
I do try, m'dear.
Dinidamedini on June 25th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
Can ya put an odometer on the bike and count some of that?
kit: fanboy_rivendellmizkit on June 25th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
I can put an odometer on the bike (it used to have one, but apparently it didn't survive the three years in the rain, fancy that), but previous experience tells me that I feel it's cheating to use any mileage except that actually walked, so I'd keep count of how far I've biked but it wouldn't be part of the Rivendell thing. :)
anthony_lionanthony_lion on June 25th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
Get an 'oldfashioned' alternator-based light for your bicycle.
Then just apply it any time you're on a downhill or flat road.

Or, if you're a bit more technically inclined, rebuild it to charge Ni-mh batteries...


For every problem there exists a solution.
(Didn't say that it would be appropriate for the problem... )

kitmizkit on June 25th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
wow, that was...really surreal. o.o
anthony_lionanthony_lion on June 25th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
Not really...

You should hear some of the calls I get when I man the Helldesk... And my answers...
sammywolsammywol on June 26th, 2009 11:21 am (UTC)
Well you could always Christen the bike Asfaloth.