May 17th, 2010

writing gorey earbrass conscious but ver

no one gave you what you needed, so you'll never ask again

--30--

Grail is a second draft, and much much better than the first bad draft. It still needs a third draft, but that will just be a matter of going through and setting up all the stuff I just pulled out of my cloaca at the end here.

But hey, it's a manuscipt of about 95,000 words, which I expect to get another 5K into on the next pass, and it is entirely devoid of scenes that say [put swordfight here].



State of the Honeydew:

Realms of Fantasy Review Column: June 9

Fourth Street Fantasy Convention: June 25-27

Secrit projekt: June 30

A Reckoning of Men: July 1 (with truepenny)
Revise "Dolly" (formerly known as the untitled noir objective stuntwriting thingy): July 1
Revise "Needles" (formerly known as the untitled Near Dark homage thingy): July 1

Revise Grail: July 15
Revise "Spell 81a": July 15 (with stillsostrange)

Readercon: July 8-11

Proposal for Spectra: Sometime soonish in here.

Viable Paradise: October 1-10

World Fantasy: October 28-31

The Steles of the Sky: November 2

"Uniform": November 15 (with stillsostrange, blackholly, coffeeem, willshetterly, and leahbobet)

Darkover: November 26-28

The White City chapbook: late fall

"Ligature": January 15 2011

New Amsterdam IV: March 2011

Eurocon: June 17-19 2011 (barring volcanoes)

The Steles of the Sky book 2: November 2 2011

An Apprentice to Elves: December 1 2011 (with truepenny)

The Steles of the Sky book 3: November 2012


No fixed deadline:

space opera thingy
revise "The Romance"
Karen Memory
Smile
(unless its name is actually Salt Water)
REZ (formely known at the Singularity Rent novel)


ace the wonder dog

i read the news today oh boy

Monkey: Why don't we go outside for an hour, and I can do some work on brushing you? For a coated dog is never all brushed, but always merely more brushed or less brushed. And you are sort of middlin' brushed right now.
Giant Ridiculous Dog: How about if I bring you this softball and we go outside and play fetch instead?
Monkey: We can play fetch after the brushing.
Giant Ridiculous Dog: How about if you brush my shoulders?
Monkey: I can brush your shoulders. And then I will brush your sides.
Giant Ridiculous Dog: That's not so bad.
Monkey: And then I will brush your ruff.
Giant Ridiculous Dog: That's not so bad.
Monkey: And then I will brush your head and put your hair elastics in.
Giant Ridiculous Dog: I can see!
Monkey: See? That's not so bad.
Giant Ridiculous Dog: Squirrels! Hey, there's a bird up there!
Monkey: Now I will brush your throat.
Giant Ridiculous Dog: How about if you brush my butt?
Monkey: I have already brushed your butt. And your tail.
Giant Ridiculous Dog: How about if you brush my butt?
Monkey: I will brush your throat. And now I will brush your front feet.
Giant Ridiculous Dog: How about if you brush my butt?
Monkey: How about if I brush your feet?
Giant Ridiculous Dog: How about if I push on your hands with my feet?
Monkey: How about if I brush your feet? And your belly.
Giant Ridiculous Dog: Ow. That hurts.
Monkey: It hurts because you keep pushing my hands away.
Giant Ridiculous Dog: How about if you brush my butt?
Monkey: I already brushed your butt. How about if I brush your belly?
Giant Ridiculous Dog: How about if you brush my feet?
Monkey: I have already brushed your feet.
Giant Ridiculous Dog: How about if I cry?
Monkey: Poor dog. It would hurt less if you quit fighting me. How about if I brush your belly?
Giant Ridiculous Dog: How about no?
Monkey: I will sit on you.
Giant Ridiculous Dog: How about if I stand up and sort of pretend I don't notice you brushing my belly?
Monkey: Okay, but if you pee on me, I'm giving your dinner to the cat.
Giant Ridiculous Dog: That's okay. I'm not food-motivated.
Monkey: Guess what? Now I have to shampoo your moustache. There's food in it.
Giant Ridiculous Dog: I hate you.