Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Moving right along

Up to 5000 words on the novel. I'm hoping I can finish a draft before summer, then polish and finish during my three-month break. We'll see how it goes. I feel very secure, more than usual, with the story-board at my side.

Here's today's wit from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary. What a classic.

GRAVE, n. A place in which the dead are laid to await the coming of the medical student.

GUILLOTINE, n. A machine which makes a Frenchman shrug his shoulders with good reason.

GUNPOWDER, n. An agency employed by civilized nations for the settlement of disputes which might become troublesome if left unadjusted.

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