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via Making Light, Absolute Write ISP pulls the plug after the infamous Barbara Bauer complains about them telling the truth.

Grr. Argh.



I've reached the point in Undertow where the focus changes from "Oh, my god, I'm never going to figure out what this book is about" to "Oh, my god, I'm never going to fit all this stuff into the remaining one hundred and seventy pages."

Yeesh.

Writing is hard.

I'm really happy, however, that I've finally figured out that this happens every book, and is no actual cause for panic. Annoyance, possibly, but not panic.
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Absolute Write will be back shortly though, just as soon as they move to a new host.

Read the Making Light comments to see what happened.
And in the meantime, that list of the 20 worst agents is once again proliferating, thanks to Ms. Bauer's efforts. If I were one of the other 19, I'd be pretty annoyed at her right about now :-)
I know I posted the list in my journal today so I could share the love. *evil grin*
Just in case anyone feels like spreading the love, that list is here:

http://www.sfwa.org/beware/twentyworst.html
God, writing *is* hard. And no matter how many times I say this, it doesn't get any less true.

I'm putting off writing right now (and the book's deadline looming dangerously close, esp. since I've never had to write a novel to deadline before).

I don't know how I'm going to fit all this stuff ('crap' was actually the word that came to mind, since I'm in that mood) into the book's remaining pages either.

As always, nice to check in with you and see that the struggle is shared by someone else who nonetheless seems to be progressing quite nicely...
Heh. Yes, the kicking and screaming come in the box with the writer hat. :-P
"Oh, my god, I'm never going to fit all this stuff into the remaining one hundred and seventy pages."

What do you do when that happens? Do you just keep writing what comes to you and chop out what you need to in editing? Or do you tend to edit as you're writing? Does your method change at all when you hit this point or does it stay consistent throughout?

Oh, and I love that icon.
It generally fits better than I'm worried it will. This is about neuroses, not reality.

And thank you.