Writing posts

I often post miscellaneous bits and pieces about writing, or at least my thoughts on the process, at my livejournal, msagara.livejournal.com. I can cross-post those here if people are more comfortable asking questions here, and if you have an opinion about that, either way, please let me know.

I mostly wanted to move the bibliography to someplace it was easier for me to update because I am utterly hopeless at site updating without some sort of easily accessed gui. Which WordPress does have. Does it work? Well, no; for some reason it immediately destroys all line-breaks, which makes formatting anything that isn’t straight text a touch difficult. It’s a total pain. But in theory I can update more frequently.

Of course, I don’t really have all that much to update at the moment; I’m working on House Name, which isn’t on the schedule yet (it being not very close to finished) and sometime soon, I will be reading the line-edits for Cast in Fury, which is an October title.

Part of the reason I don’t update frequently is because writing a book is long, slow, and marked by frequent bouts of hair-pulling and a certain sense that everything will be too long, which I can imagine is tedious for people who actually want to read a book, and not a list of unfortunate complaints.

But: I will be going to the Worldcon in Denver this year. And I’ll be the GoH at Conclave 2008 in October, which is kind of exciting for me.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lynn
    Apr 08, 2009 @ 12:43:44

    Have your written anything more pertaining to the “Augustine Painters” short story?

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  2. Michelle
    Apr 08, 2009 @ 17:01:38

    Have your written anything more pertaining to the “Augustine Painters” short story?

    I’ve only written two stories in that world: “Augustine Painters” and “The Colors of Augustine”. The latter appeared in a Canadian anthology, Summoned to Destiny, which was edited by Julie Czerneda, and was, well, 30k words long. In theory it was only 9k words long, but Julie said “We can pay you x cents a word up to 9k words. You can write to any length you want, but that’s the maximum we can pay.”

    There was a rumor that she had a bet going with Sheila Gilbert, my DAW editor, about the eventual length of the story …

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