May 15th, 2009

tanuki

Mortal Clay: Progress. Poky is Me.

New Words: 150 on "Mortal Clay." Not sure if I'm happy with that as the new title, so I'm calling it a "working title" for now.

Spent most of yesterday researching Qin Dynasty ceramics (terracotta) technology and techniques and pottery/ceramics in general. Found I needed to replace all the metallurgy and metalworking facts and figures I'd acquired for this story with clayware details when I excised the steampunk element. And the Pygmalion influence is definitely getting more pronounced.

Hoping to get it to zero draft today. Can't believe it's taken me a month to (not yet) write a 6K story. Productivity fail!

I ought to have been able to crank this out in two weeks or less. *grumble* Feeling the suckitude.
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