Well, today’s update is that I am 3708 words into a brand-spanking new story. Yes, I know I shouldn’t. But I’m going to fake NaNo it—fake because I’ve already started—and I’ll write hardcore between now and November 30 and then stop and see what I have. I figure it’ll be easier to just power through … More writing what?
See y’all later. Except for those of you I will see in Chicago. WRITING UPDATE: 5020 words
I’ve put off last week’s update for basically as long as I could. Chrysanthemum current wordcount: 43,263 last week: 43,082 satisfied?: +181 hahahaha oh god grace. This is why I kept putting off this update, I was hoping to up that dreadful number. But no. ‘scuse me while I shoot myself. comments: that +181 might … More writing update 6/23/09
This post is part of my “blog cleanup” series and was originally posted at the last Gracetopia, on blogger. I’ve edited a bit and added an addendum to the bottom. Bon appetit. ~ Any way you want it That’s the way you need it –Journey I am a member of/hang out at/lurk at/occasionally read a … More writing rules: guaranteed to get you a book deal!
Sci-fi author Sharon Lee has declared next Tuesday, June 23, the First Annual Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Day. I am extremely into this idea, so here I go spreading the word. I mean, why not? Administrative Assistants get a day. Why not SF/F writers? (def stole that comparison from S. Lee.) And we can … More Announcing: SF/F Writers Day!
Wow it’s hot. I have accomplished approximately nothing this weekend. I’m currently in Providence, RI, lazing on my friend’s deck in this 87-degree weather. Trying to balance the beer intake with the water intake and stay under the umbrella’s shade. Had some thoughts of writing, but the sun broiled my brain to mush. So I’m … More lazy day of summer
Can any writer really be this good? Wells Tower sounds like a fascinating person, but can he really be SUCH a good writer? Obviously I will have to read the book to find out. I am just dubious—I mean, every review loves him. It’s just my cynical nature, I guess. Has anyone read Everything Ravaged, … More “a writer of uncommon talent”
Interesting article from the NY Times about author advances. I don’t know that I really believe in big advances. Should I ever get a book deal, my agent will probably make me come back and delete that sentence. But really—so much pressure! I mean I guess it kind of forces the publisher to care; if … More respectable or no-talent?