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via booksquare, Romancing the Blog columnist and Tor Editor Anna Genoese on rejecting things

John Scalzi's still on about the changing publishing model. I think more highly of my readers than the nameless author quoted, personally.

Progress notes for 20 May 2005:

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 2,374
Total Words: 84,148 / 94,250
Pages: 377

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
94,250 / 160,000

Reason for stopping: must fetch boy from work
Mammalian Assistance: none. but Paladin was sick this morning
Stimulants: seltzer, hazelnut tea
Exercise: gothercise, walking
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: D.J., Bosch, strobing, aswim, puddled
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: a Bosch painting wrought animate
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver; various things I'm critting in draft.
Interesting research tidbits of the day: n/a
Other writing-related work: n/a


a neverending collection, really.
What I want to know is, what is gothercize? I mean, I can imagine what it might be, but...
I've been wondering that myself. Because, you know, most of the Goths I know don't get much exercise. Unless pouting and sighing is aerobic.
Been to any clubs lately? :)

The more energetic dancers often fall into the sub-category of rivet-head, but not always.
OK, I'll give you that. I don't go out to clubs. But back when I was Gothy the most strenuous thing we usually did was drooping and slouching. *g*
Exactly what it sounds like. *g*
Taking a tape measure to the participants of a vampire LARP?

Anna's article was awfully interesting: the fact that I read that just short of the third anniversary of my quitting writing just makes it that much more interesting. Considering that my writing wasn't up to a decent standard, she just confirmed that I made the right decision.
I've quit writing several times, and each time, come crawling back. You are a better man than I....
Not at all: you're a better writer than I am, and that makes all of the difference. I quit once and found myself dragged back by several editors who wanted me to continue my bitchfests, and the second time was the charm. (As much as I love Scott Edelman like the big brother I never had, I literally saw my life flash before my eyes when he asked me a couple of months back to come back to writing for SCI FI. Three weeks of writing about crap films and crappier TV shows, and I'd be following in the powderburns of Robert Howard, H. Beam Piper, and Hunter S. Thompson.)
Not at all: you're a better writer than I am, and that makes all of the difference.

At the time, I wasn't. Or, very likely I wasn't, anyway; I was really quite fabulously bad for many years.

But yeah, we'd prefer to get out of this situation without gunfire.
"Will write smut for food"
That's not even a joke anymore.
Word doesn't even know 'ie' if you leave out the periods.

Much <3 <3 <3 for Scalzi; thanks for the link. Not only is the article itself great, his review of Episode III was hilarious.