Antenna (antennapedia) wrote,

  • Music:

Writing resolutions

The second draft of "Cloud Animals", to commence as soon as I've had morning coffee, will lose all the conversations about things nobody cares about. I do not have to explain everything in one story. I do not have to explain everything in one story. I repeat...

The next Giles/Xander story I write will be in Giles's point of view, and will include as few conversations as I can get away with. Just for variety.

I promise never to...

Use the word "ministrations" in a sex scene.
Ditto for "engulf".
Use the verb "carded" to describe fingers in hair.
Use the verb "map" when discussing a body in a sex scene.
Use "garment" when I can be specific.
Have one character say "bed now" to another. Unless it's a parent to a child.
Use "capture" when describing a kiss.

What else should I promise?

I am thinking that in the AntennaRepublic, only the first two rise to the level of criminal offense. But I can be persuaded.

In other news, watched the first episode of "Heroes" last night and thought it was okay. Will probably acquire and watch the others. (iTunes Music Store sells them, and they're available for free on NBC's site in a crappier format.)

ETA: Okay, actually what I'm going to do today is fix another two bugs in my fork of iJournal. And truly teach myself about NSThread. Am armed with the Hillegass core OS X programming book.
Tags: writing

  • In which today is yesterday.

    Wrote this Sunday (aka yesterday) & forgot to post. I write a lot of stuff like this and then look over it and say, whoa, that's a lot of wittering…

  • In which I am not yet a year older.

    Today's not my birthday, nor is it penwiper26's, no matter what LJ is telling you. What an odd bug to have, after all these years. Today…

  • Ya think?

    Today I have a dentist appointment in Sunnyvale (the real Californian city, unlike the with-a-d Sunnydale, which is fake). So I am taking the day off…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded