July 22nd, 2007

writing rengeek magpie mind

link salad: SFF edition

lilithsaintcrow offers some good advice on finishing the draft.

Paula Guran offers a suggestion that the young turks (and, substantially, turkettes*) of SFF start their own writer's organization.


And now, I am going to make a sally into the shoggoth story, because it started bugging me at bedtime last night.


*The new face of Science Fiction has breasts.
writing gorey earbrass conscious but ver

just for you i stole this lovely dream

So I finally finished taking apart "Shoggoths in Bloom" and putting it back together again in a hopefully superior manner. I'm going to give it a couple of weeks, and then read through it and see where I think I should send it. I wonder if it's SFnal enough for Asimov's.

I guess I could try F&SF, but I'm pretty confident that I'll never sell them a story. Still, what's postage?

Of course, this wasn't the story I meant to be writing. That was "The Death of Terrestrial Radio." And I still have my column to do before bedtime. But you take it where you can get it, and I'm hoping that this means that the traditional thing where I finish a novel and then, starting a week or so later, those short stories I've been sitting on for ages start to fall out of my head, is happening.

Gosh, it feels good to finish things.

So, 2000 words today. And 134.2 miles to Rivendell. Man, this walking to Mordor thing takes a while when you have a dayjob.

Boy, it's nice out there. If I weren't claiming today as a Day Off, I would walk up to the park.
  • Current Music
    Slaraffenland - Paranoid Android
ascii frog by Jean Seok

woman driving, man sleeping

krfsm claims he just bought a copy of Undertow, which means that it's probably available in fine brick-and-mortar stores many places, though the official release date is the 31st.

Woo! Froggie book!

Now I'm going to go read this book on game theory, I think.

  • Current Music
    Kate Bush - The Sensual World
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book report # 59: Morton D. Davis, Game Theory, A Nontechnical Introduction

Just what it says on the package, sir.

Really, I guess I should get off my arse and write that column now.