My long time streak of being able to write 3 000 words in a day was broken last week when, some days, I barely even made 1 000. It has picked up over the last two days, but it has taken all day when it used to only take a few hours.
I shouldn't grumble too much, I suppose. At least I'm writing, right?
In any case, Hunter is going along alright. I'm almost finished. Only about 30 000 words left to write. That's actually not as much as it might seem.
I'm not sure that I'll do any writing today, though. I'm thinking I might give myself the day off and daydream instead.
Right, onto today's Forgotten English entry.
Beats the Dutch:
Something extraordinary. "That beats the Dutch and the Dutch beats the Devil" is the superlative.
- James Maitland's American Slang Dictionary, 1891