TL;DR: I have an opinion on the Hugos/Sad Puppies thing, people who cry out 'we just wanna write good old fashioned entertainin' yarns!', and the state of Science Fiction as a genre. For context if you didn't know (and wow, are YOU out of the loop), a bunch of people hijacked one of the Science… Continue reading My ounce of bile: Yarn is cowardly.
So. Most of the previous month has been eaten up by edits on Dog Country, and I'm about twenty percent into the second second draft (it needed more than one second draft), but, annoyingly, I've spent a lot of that time planning out my edits rather than actually making them. Complete with a revision outline.… Continue reading Revision Country + Journal Of Plague Year Out In UK!
Okay, so, in the interest of keeping things all updated and everything on here, since last we spoke, I've gotten some neat reviews, some walks beside the Thames, achieved a lunar landing with a slide rule and logarithm table, and stood in a queue for two and a half hours. Firstly on the reviews front,… Continue reading Recent Reviews, Current Activities
I am within a page or two of finishing up the new War Dog cupcake's first draft. It is fractional, and I feel like I should be writing to finish it even as I write this, but, eh. So it goes. I am not quite sure what I'm going to do with a title for… Continue reading Workblog for the week: Nearly done!
Well, things have slowed down again, but that initial burst of speed on the War Dog thing looks terribly hopeful indeed, and I hope to pick up on it again by Monday. Otherwise very little to report, really.
This has been one of those welcome weeks where the main thing I did all week was write. And write and write and write. To the point where it's slightly hard to recall what happened. I've been writing, reading trashy books, reading up on ridiculous warfare related items, and, as of yesterday, playing FTL. What… Continue reading Workblog for the week: Eat, Sleep, Write, FTL.
It is just, somehow, liberating to wind up in a situation where the words just flow. I'm not quite there on the current project, but it's closer than it's felt in months and months. So, wordcounts are high-ish, and morale's high-ish. The current project is indeed about a mangled War-Dog, and I have no idea… Continue reading Workblog for the week: Definitely working on the next cupcake.
Two weeks goes by fast, doesn't it? That's how long I've been working on putting together three pitch documents, which seems like it took longer than it should... but, then again, pitches are not prose. These specific ones required full plotting, which is one of those tasks that takes way more effort per word than… Continue reading Workblog for the week: Barking at the door.
Okay. Awards, plague, and censorship are a lot to get through. Let's start on the easy stuff, how my work's been going this week. Still have very little faith in myself, but the faith of others has done a bang-up job of keeping me afloat. And, more to the point, towards a reasonable wordcount this… Continue reading Workblog for the week: Awards! Plague! Censorship!
So much of my week's been spent defeating writer's block, and it's been fairly successful - not the greatest week of writing, but far better than previously, and I finished a new scene which those I have shown it to, in order to gather positive reinforcement, have claimed to enjoy. Much of this involves a… Continue reading Workblog for the week: Blowing hot air.