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Archive for January 28th, 2013

Progress Report, in which I doubt my wisdom

Blew the cobwebs off a story for that anthology project I mentioned last week, made some tweaks, adjustments, and updates, and sent it out.

I had my doubts about the wisdom of this.  It’s an older piece, and I found myself cringing at much in the opening pages.  It struck me as horribly amateurish.  I certainly wouldn’t write it today the way I did then.  But the ending still pays off in an unexpected way, so I figured it might be salvageable.  I went through it and tried to tidy up the first half without completely rewriting the thing, all the while telling myself that just because I write differently now doesn’t mean I should scrap the whole shebang.

Or is that another famous Rotundo Rationalization?  You decide.

Anyway, its out again, so I suppose I’ll know soon enough.

And while I was fiddling with that story, part of my brain was pondering the impending rewrite of From Earth I Have Arisen.  I think I’ve hit upon a key piece of character motivation that might be what I need to put this story over the top.  So that’s next on the agenda.

Well, that, and taxes.  No, I still haven’t gotten my expenses in order.  Sigh.

Write Club update:  One week to a bounce from F & SF.

Right.  Where are those receipts again . . . ?

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