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Archive for May, 2012

Progress Report, in which I astonish myself

Some 3700 words on the “Just a Game” rewrite last week, and Magic Meter says,

And just like that, I’m almost there.  Kind of amazing what you can accomplish when you actually, you know, sit down and write the damned thing.  Funny, that.

I found myself astonished that I was so close to finishing.  I thought maybe I’d done something wrong.  Then I realized—no, I’m just working on a short story for once.  I suppose it’s a bit of an occupational hazard for those who, like me, spend most of their writing time working on novels:  you just don’t expect the end to come so soon.

Climax and denouement shouldn’t take very long.  It’s gonna go over my target length of 7500 words, but not by too much.  I’m reasonably sure I can get it down to size.

Write Club update:  Tier one bounce from IGMS.  Response time, 72 days.

To the finish line!

Current Music: "Amazing Journey/Sparks"--The Who

On Board with Launch Pad

Am pleased and proud to announce that I’ve been accepted into Launch Pad this year.

For those who don’t know, Launch Pad is a NASA-funded astronomy workshop for writers, held on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie.  You can well imagine how valuable something like that would be to a science fiction writer and geek.  I mean, I’ll even get telescope time.  Dude.

Let me tell you, this is not an easy gig to get.  I’m thrilled and honored to be studying with these fine folks.

Please permit me a small woo-hoo!

So.  What are you doing this summer?

ETA: The one downside to all this that Launch Pad conflicts with OSFest.  I wish it weren’t so, but there’s no getting around it.  To those who are attending, have a great time, and I’m sorry I won’t be there with you.

Current Music: "A Place in My Heart"--Joe Bonamassa

Take a drive with Joe!

Now available:  Driving Towards the Daylight, the latest from Joe Bonamassa, the Greatest Guitarist Alive ™.

Seriously–what more do you need to know?

(OK, as a writer, I have to admit that the use of towards instead of toward bugs me.  But it’s Joe; I’ll let it slide.)

So?  What are you waiting around here for?

Current Music: "Stones in My Passway"--Joe Bonamassa