it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken
matociquala

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well i rolled and a tumbled, cried the whole night long.

1,792 words today on a critical essay tentatively titled "You're on the Global Frequency," which is (loosely speaking) about the Everyman Hero In Selected Works Of Warren Ellis.

This does mean that technically speaking, I got paid to spend my morning rereading FELL, yes. Oh. The hardship.

It's about halfway done, and I have to actually reread Global Frequency before I finish it. Thank heaven for overnight shipping, since the deadline is kind of tight.

I like my job.

I think it's good work, and I'm pleased with it. And it's nice to be doing some actual paying work while I wait for my fiction brain to grow back.

I've decided that I can, in fact, have the entire month of August off, if I need it--though I do need to turn in a critique for the OWW and my

Even with a move in store (looks like we're buying that house, barring disaster--I will soon be a resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and eligible for her healthcare system!), a couple of cons and Viable Paradise (looks like I will be going to WFC after all, seeing as how they nominated me for a major award and all), that still gives me four months to write 116,000 words on Shattered Pillars. No sweat, really.

(I do have.. what, two? short stories due, one in September and one in December--but I have started them both, and am just really waiting for my brain to grow back so I can write them without hating them.)

And if I get inspired before then, well, so much the better.

State of the Honeydew:

2011:
Online Writing Workshop review: August 15, 2011
RoF column: August 25, 2011
"You're on the Global Frequency" essay: September 1, 2011
Revise "The Leavings of the Wolf" (aka "Helskor," aka Sad fantasy story): September 15, 2011
Victorian fantasy story: December 15, 2011
Shattered Pillars: December 31, 2011

travel:
Armadillocon: August 26-28, 2011, Austin
100-Year Starship Symposium, Part II: Sept 30-Oct 2, Orlando
Viable Paradise: October 7-16, 2011, Oak Bluffs MA
World Fantasy Convention: October 27-30, 2011, San Diego

2012:
"Latency": March 2012
An Apprentice to Elves: June 11, 2012 with truepenny
Hard SF adventure story: June 11, 2012
Steles of the Sky : November 2012
"Underworld": September 2012

2013:
"Dark Leader": March 2013
"Something's Gotta Eat T. rexes": September 2013


No fixed deadline:

"The Deeps of the Sky"
Karen Memory
Smile (unless its name is actually Salt Water)
Unsuitable Metal
Gotham Jazz

"Form & Void"
"Untitled Space Opera Thingy" aka "Periastron"
"Steel Monkey"
"Spellslinger"
"Posthumous Jonson"
"The Death of Terrestrial Radio"
"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"
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