Today I got to cover a hard-cover (Reader's Digest, Great Short Tales of Mystery and Terror)
plus dust jacket. I also discovered that the teacher for that class did not enjoy Perdido Street Station,
which I have yet to read. She did have a copy of Stephenson's The Diamond Age
on top of her handbag. I have not read that either.
In a day of little note you get trivialities or, perhaps better, nothing at all.
Last night's writing counted 422 words to cap an amount of study that was insufficient. Today's best was continued work on Uncountable.
Currently it is stopped in the act of metapoetry (I make no claims to quality, only to what I see it as).
Project Ambidexterity is proceeding well too. I am writing Uncountable
right-handed and it is still slower than my usual script but also neater (I attribute this to the care I need to take to form letters at all). I noticed today right-handed it is easier to form letters the way I was taught in primary school. I have never found it to be so left-handed and I wonder if anyone reading this has something relevant to add.Of Targets and Totals
, I feel August has been mostly lacking writing. I do not know if I have sufficient momentum to manage three hundred daily words next month; I believe I will aim for them and accept two hundred instead if that is what happens.
The idea is not specifically to build quotas. It is to build project momentum and a habit of producing. This must not be forgotten.
I am not, for that reason, entirely satisfied with the system I have now. It encourages the pouring out of new words, even poor ones, over the refinement of existing content. Until I find a better system or decide I am better off with none, it stays.
This heap of paragraphs was brought to you by the letter 3.