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March 2017



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Raggy bears, shaggy bears, saggy bears, too.


Not only am I sort of moderately ill, which, combined with the rain, has derailed many of my brilliant plans for the week, but I appear to have a case of post-novel ennui like you would not believe.

Writing books really empties out your brain.

This is a bit of a problem, as I still have the whole climax and resolution of New Amsterdam to go, and it's due Dec. 31.

Yanno what? I'm declaring a vacation until after Thanksgiving. My brain is empty and I am stupid and full of suck. Then I will write the two brief articles I have due in the first week of December, and then I will revise "Chatoyant and write "Lumière" (aka the end of New Amsterdam) and if I can't get excited about les loups de Paris and la bête du Gévaudan, dirigibles and treachery, it's time to hang up my hat.

After that, it's the Dust proposal by January 15th, and then the All the Windwracked Stars rewrite and a gonzo space opera novella by April 1.

If anybody told you the life of a freelance artist was all bonbons and games...

...she lied.

But it sure is fun.



Gasbags and backstabbing? Ooooh!

says the reader who has only made her way through the first part of the Subterranean opus, and wants more already ;-)
The moral support is vastly appreciated. Thank you.
Which one was it came out in the early Spring, round about Lunacon-time -- was it in InterSomething? After S- has gotten to New Amsterdam, and met the sorcerous lady official? I wanted more after reading that one, too -- but what do I get? More "before"....

Authors. Whatta ya gonna do?
Er, I suppose the true answer is "Collect the whole set!!"
Waltzing with bears!!! (that was the first dance at our wedding--I'm such a geekazoid.)

Hope you feel better soon...I too am in the Badlands of it's wet and cold out and I'm sick and I don't wanna do nothin', so there!
fuck that for a lark.

Feel better soon!
Not all bonbons and games, but some bonbons and games, surely?
I arched yesterday! That was fun. And a game.
Good. Now for the bonbons.
I am having a glass of wine, to celebrate something I'm not allowed to talk about yet. *g*
Bonbons go well with champagne.
They do.

So does lounging about watching I Spy. *g*
November's my hardest month. Declaring a vacation is a terrific idea.

...and a free bonus French thing I'd never heard of! Truly your writings are both amusing and useful.
The movie The Brotherhood of the Wolf isn't bad either.

Okay, so it has scantily clad papal assassins and noble savages and is generally ahistorical and silly.

But it's a pretty fantasy, sort of like Ladyhawke is a pretty fantasy.
And real actors.
Also, you can sorta see things from the Bad Guys' point of view, even as you find yourself rejecting it.
Bad Guys should be real people, with real reasons for what they're doing, otherwise they're made of Magical Cardboard*.

*This means they have the ability to turn everything else in the story into cardboard, too. Magical cardboard in dangerous stuff, and I'm glad you keep it out of your work.
Yes. It was quite decent.
*adds to Netflix queue*

*ponders, then adds Ladyhawke too, just on general principles*
I love that song so much. When I was pregnant, it was high on my list of my plans: I would sing that song to my baby. And I did.

I think a Thanksgiving break sounds plendid. Do it.