Thursday, 21 February 2002
At work today I finally figured out how the non-lethal story went. Fortunately, I was actually able to get away from work at a reasonable hour, which meant that I only had to stay up until 10:00 to get a draft written. It's 3300 words, just about exactly half written this evening.
So, there's no no doubt that I'll have a story to turn in to the writing group on Saturday. I'll make a revision pass tomorrow (and maybe even another on Saturday morning) and then turn it in for critique.
That's better. I'd been feeling kind of frustrated at how hard it has been lately to finish things.
I printed a draft on my new printer. It printed 14 pages in 58 seconds (not counting the time to warm up and print the first page, which was probably 30 seconds or so), so that's pretty close to the claimed 15 ppm. In the past I generally haven't printed drafts There are good reasons to do so--as backups, for one. It is also often worth proofreading a printed draft as well; I sometimes see things on a printed draft that I'd miss on the screen. Mostly, though, I was just playing with my new printer.