Much revision progress in the last couple days. I managed a serial-killer-bird scene, and then figured out most of a fake opera for Isyllt to describe--all I'm missing is its tragical ending. And for bonus progress, in describing the opera I figured out exactly what triggers the riots I need to be happening during the climax!
Next I get to write a conversation wherein Isyllt learns a little more Awful Truth, and then the only scene that will be missing at the end of chapter 13 is some forensic necromancy that I'll probably end up summarizing anyway.
The downside to giving Steven his Christmas present (a Gretsch Electromatic Hollow Body) early is that now my husband has vanished, and been replaced by the distant sound of scales and bits of songs coming from upstairs.
And now, an updated list of Some Things My Dog Has Eaten:
4 novels--Another Life
, Black Cherry Blues
, one I've forgotten, and most recently God Emperor of Dune
thinks she thought is said Dog Emperor.
The eye off my stuffed panda.
A cello stand.
The insulation off our AC unit.
A steak knife.
A vial of BPAL's Aelopile.
The lid of the catfood dispenser.
A Kinko's CD.
The new Sonic Youth CD case.
1 comforter on the bed, 1 sheet on the couch, several towels in her crate, and her last dog-bed.
Several tennis balls
1 plastic tub that formerly served as her pool
The tips of one of my shoelaces
A million rawhide bones, stuffed animals, rubber chew toys, and various dried animal parts.