December 13th, 2007

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even for a slow lover i am slow


Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Word over all, beautiful as the sky,
Beautiful that war and all its deeds of carnage must in time be utterly lost,
That the hands of the sisters Death and Night incessantly softly wash again, and ever again, this soiled world;
For my enemy is dead, a man divine as myself is dead,
I look where he lies white-faced and still in the coffin--I draw near,
Bend down and touch lightly with my lips the white face in the coffin.

I have written ~4,907 words since 1 pm. "Overkill" is finished, in a very ragged draft.

This means I have to do absolutely nothing tomorrow... er, today... except float about the house being drained, do the post-mortem for CM 3x11, and--if I am not snowed the hell in, which seems unlikely--go to archery.

Oh, and I can watch some of the preciousssss.

Friday, I have to revise "King Pole, Gallows Pole, Bottle Tree."

Hey, take your vacation where you can get it.
spies mfu sleeps on planes

"Do you know that never once in my life have I made even one horrible unforgiveable mistake?"

"The Fiddlesticks Affair. Uncut! I suspect I have never actually seen the complete 53-minute version before. (And I think of what Criminal Minds could do with a 53-minute episode, or what Buffy the Vampire Slayer could have done, and oh. Dude.)

"Look here. I realize that I find myself in a somewhat awkward position--"
"I certainly hope you don't think...."
"I certain do."

My god, the stuff they got away with on this show via implication.

Now, this is the stuff to fold laundry to.
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everyting I write lately is a novella, and it's starting to piss me off.

Because it's going around, the "What I published in 2007" meme:

Short fiction:


New Amsterdam, Subterranean Press, May 2007
Whiskey & Water, Roc, July 2007
Undertow, Bantam Spectra, August 2007
A Companion to Wolves, Tor, October 2007 (with truepenny)

Things I did this year:

Long fiction:

Wrote and revised Dust
Rewrote All the Windwracked Stars
Revised Ink & Steel and Hell & Earth
Wrote and revised Refining Fire (with coffeeem)

Short Fiction:

"Boojum" (with truepenny)
"The Girl Who Sang Madder Rose"
"Shoggoths in Bloom"
"Black in the Color"
"Annie Webber"
"King Pole, Gallows Pole, Bottle Tree"
"Knock on Coffins"

Plus some nonfiction--columns and essays. And this blog. And about 30,000 words of fanfiction. Ahem.

Only counting fiction, my output was around 300,000 words. Which is about half of my best year ever.

I have slowed down. A lot.

Things I still need to do this year:

Revise "King Pole, Gallows Pole, Bottle Tree"
Revise "Overkill"
Write Bone & Jewel Creatures, or at least start it
Write a short story for Baen's Universe, if possible
Write a short story for Subterranean, if possible

Things I need to do early next year:

Revise By the Mountain Bound
Write Chill
Write Wehrwolf
Write the Boojumverse thing with truepenny

Things I need to do by the middle of next year:

Write "Wind-Up Boogeyman"
Write "Smoke and Mirrors"
Write a short story for Doselle

Things to do by the end of next year:

Rewrite The Sea Thy Mistress
Revise One-Eyed Jack & the Suicide King
Revise Chill