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Adventures in HTML

Trying desperately to finish a web site at work. I was on the last page, making one last revision and then all of a sudden, one of the entries in a table is now mysteriously setting above the box instead of in it.

Now, this was working all day as well as in all the previous drafts of the page both in IE and in Firefox. Then, I make *A* change and poof, it's wrong on every page on the site.

I do so love CSS (especially script I didn't write but have to live with). I spent about 30 minutes fighting with it and then said, "the hell with it", and decided it could wait until tomorrow morning. But, it just galls me to know I was "that close" and then have something stupid happen like this.


And given the rest of the day at work, that was the icing on the cake.

Came home, read a few of wishweaver's For Better or For Worse collections and gathered up my computer and began working on Childhood's Tears. Hammered out 1238 words tonight and probably could have gotten more done if I hadn't spent (aka wasted) time looking through Wikipedia for some information (which of course led to the earlier entry).

Also, spent time on Sunday working with April on Shattered Mirror. We went over Chapter Eight and actually, there aren't as many revisions on this as I had anticipated. One of the lines I used in the chapter led us to discuss more on the nature of the mythology we're adapting and by the time we were done, we had refined the actual plot of the book (and any subsequent visits to this world), three new sub-plots and had created two versions of a fae Knight's Templar or Teutonic Order that were going to be bedeviling our characters in the near future.

It was fun just bouncing ideas off of each other, tossing some, accepting some and revising others. Some people say writing is a solitary business, and I guess in some ways it is, but I'm enjoying the heck out of collaborating on this one at least.

I have to admit, all the books I'm working on right now are a lot of fun. When I sit down and get started, the words just seem to flow out and it's more like I'm transcribing what I'm observing than actually making the stuff up whole cloth. That's when I know I'm in the zone writing.

But, it's time to call it a night and get ready to fight my old nemesis in the morning.

Words for Today

1238 / 1000 words. 124%

Progress on Childhood's Tears

37079 / 90000 words. 41%

Words for 2008

130477 / 366000 words. 36%
Tags: childhood's tears, collaboration, shattered mirror, web design, work, writing

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