April 26th, 2008

spies mfu ispy he died _ hawleygriffen

come on home girl he said with a smile.

Oh, grr. In addition to the word rep, I found something I obviously changed my mind about halfway through the book, without realizing I'd already said something different twice before. So now I have two instances of case A and two instances of case B, and I like case B much better, so I am going to have to figure out how to fix the two instances of case A without messing up my page breaks.

Foolish book. Foolish author.

One who is not intimately involved in the process of writing books (or creating television shows) has no idea how hard continuity is.

Seriously. It's the next best thing to impossible.

rengeek kit icarus

there's a right turn somewhere that can take you to the wrong place

Well, I fixed that continuity issue, and just emailed the corrections into the production manager and my editor, which means that All the Windwracked Stars is officially No Longer My Problem.

The next time I see it, it will be a real live book. (Well, there will be galleys, also.)

In other news, "Tideline" has been selected as the Best Short Story in the Asimov's Reader Awards. So huzzah for the battle robot!
And because 'tis the season for award nominations, I'm pleased to learn that my novella "Lumiere," in the New Amsterdam mosaic, has been nominated for a Sidewise Award along with many other fine works:

Best Short Form:

Elizabeth Bear, Les Innocents/Lumiere (in New Amsterdam, Subterranean Press)
Michael Flynn, Quaestiones Super Caelo Et Mundo (in Analog, 7/07)
Matthew Johnson, Public Safety (in Asimov’s, 3/07)
Jess Nevins, An Alternate History of Chinese Science Fiction (in No Fear of the Future, May 17, 2007)
Chris Roberson, Metal Dragon Year (in Interzone, 12/07)
Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Recovering Apollo 8 (in Asimov’s, 2/07)
John Scalzi, Missives from Possible Futures #1: Alternate History Search Results (in Subterranean Magazine, Winter 2007)

Best Long Form:

Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policemen's Union (HarperCollins)
Robert Conroy, 1945: A Novel (Ballantine Books)
Mary Gentle, Ilario (The Lion's Eye and The Stone Golem) (Eos)
Jay Lake, Mainspring (Tor Books)
Sophia McDougall, Rome Burning (Orion)
Jo Walton, Ha'penny (Tor Books)

So all in all, a pretty darned good day.
writing literature vonnegut asshole

heavy boots of lead, fills his victims full of dread

from nebula99, a book meme.

Apparently, these are the books most often listed as "unread" on librarything. The original instructions included recommendations to italicize books started but not finished, bold books read, and bold and underline books read for school. I'm 36 years old. Like I remember what books I read for school.

Collapse )