What's New in 2773 (2020 A. D.)

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Writer's Resolutions for 2773

1. Finish "Psychestar".

2. Finish one story every month. See list below.

3. When I've finished 12 stories, collect them into another anthology: "Earthmen and Other Aliens", "Dreams of Earth", or some other title.
January: "Prelude" makes 5 stories eligible for anthology.
February: "The Agency" and "Six out of Five" make 7.


4. Add one root to the T́uliǹgrai Etymological Dictionary every day. By the end of 2773, that should give us 938 roots total, and around 14,568 words.

5. Other stuff: Periodic Table, sheet music for songs, more poems, maps. Get that stuff onto the web site!

Titles of stories waiting to be written:

♦ "A New Viewpoint" January! Completes "Eoverai", doesn't qualify for EOA or DoE because the setting is Outside, not an Inside Earth. Might well take the whole month to write.
Finished on the Ides of February!

♦ "Life Is Funny That Way" (DoE)
♦ "Boy and the Shinyfaces" (EOA)
♦ "Godparent Stories" (DoE)
♦ "The $6 Million Choice" (DoE) (Skyburst)
♦ "Death of a Demi-God" (EOA) (Roma Aeterna — keep it SHORT!)
♦ "Relatively Speaking" (EOA)
♦ "The Sound of His Wings" (EOA)
♦ "Stowaway" (DoE)
♦ "Fast As Thought" (DoE)
♦ "Daredevil Returns" (DoE)
♦ "Epolidendum" (Outside)
♦ "Firebird" (DoE)
♦ "Little Girl Lost" (EOA) (Skyburst)
♦ "Order and Chaos" (DoE)
♦ "Squab" (DoE) (an episode of "The Mob Squad")
"The Agency" (DoE) (SHORT story!)   DONE!
♦ "The Girl Who Prayed" (DoE) (SHORT story — F&SF)
♦ "Thinking Big" (DoE)
♦ "A Weasel of Mass Destruction" (DoE)
♦ "Who Are You?" (DoE)

(DoE) = Suitable for anthology called "Dreams of Earth", because it was a dream
(EOA) = Not a dream, but an Inside story suitable for "Earthmen and Other Aliens"

January

Kalendis Ianuariis, 2773 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, January 1, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Made January journal file.
♦ Did "What's New" for 12/31/2019, fixed DU-. added DRAN-, fixed DY-.
♦ Updated copyright notices to 2020 for site pages. Changed main site pages to plain white background for GSP logo, 22pt Times New Roman font, embedded characters, etc. to be consistent with Stories page. Revised text on home page.
♦ Finished 2019 accomplishments list, put it at end of 2019.html.
♦ Uploaded whole GSP folder to web site, announced everything for 12/30, 12/31, and 1/1 on FB.
♦ Sketched out Dictionary additions through 1/17. Still not the end of D/T page!

a.d. 4 Nonas Ianuarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Thursday, January 2, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/1, added DAŽ-. Everything in D/T folder is fixed, so there's nothing to fix, each day, until this folder is finished. Uploaded to web site and announced on FB.
♦ Took part in "Write On!" from 1700 onwards, including posting what I got done in 2772, my resolutions for 2773, and writing some of "A New Viewpoint" for the challenge.
♦ Copied above to my computer, edited it, inserted it into "Viewpoint" file, edited that.

a.d. 3 Nonas Ianuarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Friday, January 3, 2020 A.D.)

♦ First coincidate of the new year!
♦ Finished mapping out work on D/T page. Will finish on 2/2, with 603 roots in Dictionary, 88 on page!
♦ Did "What's New" for 1/2, added DES-, uploaded everything to web site and announced it on FB.
♦ Completed first part of "Viewpoint", and corrected typos made while writing it.

pridie Nonas Ianuarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Saturday, January 4, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/3, added TAS-, uploaded everything to web site and announced it on FB.

Nonis Ianuariis, 2773 A.U.C.
(Sunday, January 5, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Woke from a story dream at 0900. Recorded it as notes for a story, under the title "Reincarnation Is Bunk".
♦ Did "What's New" for 1/4, added TÊK-, fixed error in TÊH- file name. Uploaded everything to web site and announced it on FB.

a.d. 8 Idus Ianuarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Monday, January 6, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Mailed check to Marcos for web hosting for 2020.
♦ Did "What's New" for 1/5, added TØH-, fixed typo in TAOL-, uploaded everything to web site and announced it on FB.

a.d. 7 Idus Ianuarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, January 7, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/6, added TØN-, uploaded everything to web site and announced it on FB.

a.d. 6 Idus Ianuarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, January 8, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Misnamed TAŠ- file, so it alphabetized as DAŠ-. Renamed it and made new D/T page.
♦ Did "What's New" for 1/7, added TAŠ-, uploaded everything to web site and announced it on FB.
♦ Wrote new material in "A New Viewpoint"!

a.d. 5 Idus Ianuarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Thursday, January 9, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/8, added TAT-, uploaded everything to web site and announced it on FB.
♦ Put "Graceful Dancer" portion of "Viewpoint" in draft, reformatted it for "Write On!"
♦ Took part in "Write On!" from 1700 onwards, including posting "Graceful Dancer" part of "Viewpoint", and writing scene from first Defenders meeting.

a.d. 4 Idus Ianuarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Friday, January 10, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/9, added TAV-, uploaded everything to web site and announced it on FB.
♦ Wrote more in "Viewpoint".

a.d. 3 Idus Ianuarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Saturday, January 11, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Saved challenge from Thursday to Eoverai folder as first-meeting.txt
♦ Did "What's New" for 1/10, added TEIP-, uploaded everything to web site and announced it on FB.
♦ Finished the section of "Viewpoint" that I started yesterday. Total "Eoverai" to date, 75139 "words", 460479 bytes. That includes 3584 "words" and 22103 bytes from "Viewpoint", per *NIX utility wc.

pridie Idus Ianuarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Sunday, January 12, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/11, added TEIT-, added dadili-dedili to DA-, elaborated meaning of têhyr. Uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.

Idibus Ianuariis, 2773 A.U.C.
(Monday, January 13, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/12, added TEK-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.

a.d. 19 Kalendas Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, January 14, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/13, added TEL-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.

a.d. 18 Kalendas Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, January 15, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Woke at 0050 from a dream of a Great Man giving away all he owned to his friends, and preparing to disappear. Started writing it, turning it into a "Prelude" to "Star Woman's Choice."
♦ Finished first draft of "Prelude" at 1000, then added it to Stories page and made sure link worked.
♦ Revised "Prelude" 1320-1500, uploaded it to web site, and announced it on FB.
♦ Did "What's New" for 1/14, added TEŘAŃ-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.

a.d. 17 Kalendas Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Thursday, January 16, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/15, added TUM-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.
♦ Took part in "Write On!" from 1700 onward.
♦ Wrote some more of "Psychestar" for "Write On!" challenge.

a.d. 16 Kalendas Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Friday, January 17, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/16, added TIHAHEKEST-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.

a.d. 15 Kalendas Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Saturday, January 18, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/17, added TIM-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.

a.d. 14 Kalendas Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Sunday, January 19, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/18, added TIN-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.
♦ Made some revisions to "Psychestar".

a.d. 13 Kalendas Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Monday, January 20, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Replied to a late comment on the "Psychestar" fragment from Thursday.
♦ Fixed one major typo and made many small revisions to"Psychestar".
♦ Did "What's New" for 1/19, added TIS-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.
♦ Divided chapter 3 of "Psychestar" into two chapters, gave each a new title, and made more revisions. Wrote section on first session in the Security Gymnasium.
♦ Added section about the Navigation department to "Psychestar".
♦ Added consultation with Chief Physician about the Psychestar to "Psychestar". Need to revise it quite a bit, and put in the big reveals.

a.d. 12 Kalendas Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, January 21, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/20, added TLÂŃ-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.
♦ Revised home page of site, removing my picture, adjusting logo display, and bringing text up to date.

a.d. 11 Kalendas Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, January 22, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Got a lot written in "Psychestar".
♦ Did "What's New" for 1/21, added TLÂŃOR-, uploaded everything (including revised home page) to web site, and announced it on FB.
♦ Realized that the word for "city" wasn't in the Dictionary! Too obvious? Added it to work for tomorrow, looked up Finnish words for city, town, etc. Added word for "village" and word for "town" to K roots for later.
♦ Got LOTS more writing done on "Psychestar".

a.d. 10 Kalendas Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Thursday, January 23, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Re-read Chapter 3 of "Psychestar", and made some minor revisions.
♦ Added three new paragraphs to "Psychestar".
♦ Did "What's New" for 1/22, added TLATL- and TENOC-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.
♦ Took part in "Write On!" from 1500 onwards. Wrote and posted second vision from "Psychestar", and throwaway Zetai and Samo scene for challenge.

a.d. 9 Kalendas Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Friday, January 24, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Had a dream in which I discovered a story I'd written, and then forgotten about. Very disappointed when it ended and I realized it was only a dream.
♦ Copied second vision in "Psychestar" to PS folder.
♦ Did "What's New" for 1/23, added TOIV-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB. [1010]
♦ Worked on dividing "Psychestar" into roughly equally-long chapters.
♦ Dreamed about super-fast member of Imperial Guard, his family, and how he came to Eoverai and joined the Guard.
♦ Revised "Psychestar" quite a bit, uploaded it to web site, and announced it on FB.

a.d. 8 Kalendas Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Saturday, January 25, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/24, added TOL-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.

a.d. 7 Kalendas Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Sunday, January 26, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/25, added TOS-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.

a.d. 6 Kalendas Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Monday, January 27, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/26, added TØSK-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.
♦ Added to "A New Viewpoint".

a.d. 5 Kalendas Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, January 28, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/27, added TOG-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.

a.d. 4 Kalendas Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, January 29, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/28, added TUN-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.

a.d. 3 Kalendas Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Thursday, January 30, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/29, added TUǸG-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.
♦ Took part in "Write On!" from 1700-2000. Did challenge, posted a new bit of "Psychestar".

pridie Kalendas Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Friday, January 31, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 1/30, added TUR-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.
♦ Made words for left, right, and straight ahead. Mapped out 7 days of B/P page, and one day on D́/T́, before going on to G/K.

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February

Kalendis Februariis, 2773 A.U.C.
(Saturday, February 1, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Closed January journal file and made one for February.
♦ Downloaded bit of "Psychestar" from last Thursday to book directory.
♦ Did "What's New" for 1/31, added BLES-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.

a.d. 4 Nonas Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Sunday, February 2, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 2/1, added BAS-, uploaded everything to web site, and announced it on FB.

a.d. 8 Idus Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Thursday, February 6, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Told Sensible Shoes et al. that I hadn't gotten anything written in "Viewpoint" since previous week due to eye and headaches.

a.d. 7 Idus Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Friday, February 7, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Head better. Did some revision in "Viewpoint".

a.d. 6 Idus Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Saturday, February 8, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" through Friday 2/7. Added PÂK- and PFUH- to Dictionary.
♦ Clipped picture of lion with fiddle to 320x320 with GIMP, added it to home page of site.
♦ Uploaded everything to site, including new home page and lion picture, and announced it all on FB.
♦ Changed avatar on DKos to lion picture.
♦ Made more revisions to "Viewpoint".

a.d. 5 Idus Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Sunday, February 9, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Had a tourney dream, in which I made up and sang a good-morning song. Words, tune, scene saved in journal file.
♦ Did "What's New" for 2/8, added PÊM– and PIL-. uploaded everything to web site and announced it on FB.
♦ Struggled with "Viewpoint".

a.d. 4 Idus Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Monday, February 10, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Dreamed of Magnus and Leejah pursuing a couple of shady doctors, one each male and female, off-planet. In course of dream, Magnus gets infected with a contagious life-threatening disease, but is cured by the doctors when Leejah forces them to do so. Could be a story, possibly with identities and setting changed.
♦ Did "What's New" for 2/9, added PAIT- and D́EM– to Dictionary on my computer only.
♦ Can't use internet because laptop keeps going into suspense mode! Power problem? Modem lights OK.
♦ Went to Soriana mall up the hill, checked out Office Depot and two small computer shops. Cheapest laptops are approximately $400 with Windows, 1-Tb HD, 4 Gb RAM.
♦ Checked out backup laptop. Older and clunkier, but paid for four years ago. However, screen is so dim I can barely read it.
♦ Pulled G- and K- cards from gold dictionary.

a.d. 3 Idus Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, February 11, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 2/10. Nothing uploaded or announced.
♦ Got a lot of writing done in "Viewpoint"!

pridie Idus Februarias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, February 12, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Revised text added to "Viewpoint" yesterday.
♦ Got a lot of writing done in "Viewpoint". Almost done!

Idibus Februariis, 2773 A.U.C.
(Thursday, February 13, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Selected a word for "sleep" for use in "Viewpoint".
♦ Revised "Viewpoint" text written yesterday.
♦ Worked on "Viewpoint" until 1700.
♦ Took part in "Write On!" from 1700 on.
♦ Finished "Viewpoint", uploaded it, revised TOC for Eoverai, revised Stories page to web site, announced story finished on FB and "Write On!".

a.d. 16 Kalendas Martias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Friday, February 14, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Turned off screen locking on laptop, made NUMLOCK key turn on when system boots, disabled CAPSLOCK at boot.
♦ Did "What's New" for 2/11 through 2/13. Added GLIG-, fixed GRON-.. Got confused about what I'd uploaded in the last week, and what I hadn't. Went to bed.

a.d. 15 Kalendas Martias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Saturday, February 15, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 2/14. Rather than risk not updating something on web site, downloaded all pages and entries of first 3 letters, plus GLIG- and GRON- entries and G/K page, to transfer HD.
♦ Changed Stories page to reflect "Eoverai" finished. Uploaded it to external HD, then everything to web site. Announced it all on FB.
♦ Power glitched twice, messed up laptop. Turned it off, went to bed.

a.d. 14 Kalendas Martias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Sunday, February 16, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 2/15, added GAB-, updated GAM-.
♦ Laptop booted. Uploaded everything to web site, announced it on FB.
♦ Went through G- cards from golden dictionary. 32 cards yielded 13 roots, 6 not already in Dictionary.
♦ Looked up Finnish equivalents for 6 new G- roots. Separated "sweep" and "swoop" into two different roots. Chose final forms for all 7 roots.
♦ Began working on "The Agency", story for February.

a.d. 13 Kalendas Martias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Monday, February 17, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Finished "The Agency". Added it to Stories page.
♦ Did "What's New" for 2/16. Added KOIS-. Fixed GAL-. Uploaded everything to web site, including "The Agency", and announced it on FB.
♦ Reviewed "The Agency" and revised it some more. Added a line to its listing on the Stories page, tagging it as new.

a.d. 12 Kalendas Martias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Tuesday, February 18, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 2/17. Added GÊT́–, fixed GAR–, uploaded all to web site, announced on FB.

a.d. 11 Kalendas Martias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Wednesday, February 19, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 2/18. Added GIS–, fixed GAŘ–, uploaded all to web site, announced on FB.

a.d. 10 Kalendas Martias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Thursday, February 20, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 2/19. Added GOM–, fixed GER–, uploaded all to web site, announced on FB.
♦ Put G- cards back into golden dictionary. Went through 28 K- cards, put them back too. Out of 28 cards got 9 possible roots, 5 of them already in current Dictionary, many of them with the same root!
♦ For all 4 roots, the root form isn't in the current Dictionary, or the previous online dictionary, neither are the meanings.
♦ Finnish words for these roots unhelpful, set them in their final forms.
♦ Took part in "Write On!" from 1700-2020. Laptop kept shutting down, so I gave up.

a.d. 9 Kalendas Martias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Friday, February 21, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Woke at 0126, typed new story, "Six out of Five". First draft ready at 0530.
♦ Fixed a few typos and made revisions to "Six out of Five".
♦ Did "What's New" for 2/20. Added GUN–, fixed GIT–, uploaded all to web site, including "Six out of Five", and announced it all on FB.

a.d. 8 Kalendas Martias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Saturday, February 22, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 2/21. Added GUR–, fixed GIR–, uploaded all to web site, announced on FB.

a.d. 7 Kalendas Martias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Sunday, February 23, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Did "What's New" for 2/22, added GAIS–, fixed GORET–, uploaded all to web site, announced on FB.

a.d. 6 Kalendas Martias, 2773 A.U.C.
(Monday, February 24, 2020 A.D.)

♦ Sorted through 34 K cards from golden dictionary, found 10 roots. 4 of them not already in the Dictionary. Put those 34 cards back in the golden dictionary.
♦ Wound up with 11 roots whose meanings were not in the current Dictionary, nor in the previous online dictionary.
♦ Checked 11 roots vs. Finnish equivalents for inspiration.
♦ Assigned final forms to all 11 roots. Put all temporary cards on desk into T́uliǹgrai alphabetical order.
♦ Did "What's New" for 2/23, added K'AŘ–, fixed GAOR–, uploaded all to web site, announced on FB.

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