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The Writing Life: it never stops... [May. 21st, 2009|10:07 pm]
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Today, I talked business with a writer/game-designer friend  at lunch, then went over to my web-guru's house to scan in the completed (or so I thought--but erasing "the last" pencil marks in the kitchen light last night at midnight did not get all of them, as the scanner proved) map-strip for this book....which took awhile as we tried it at different dpi and different sizes...

And when I finally got home tonight,  I found a big fat package of page-proofs from Baen for another Serrano/Suiza omnibus.  "Return by ASAP" said the directions.   And I still have a rough paragraph to straighten out for the non-fiction article that's on deadline.   And a friend's student would like a few questions answered...

Just in case you thought, having turned in the revisions to the editor, I was lolling around in luxurious idleness...(Oh, and there's the book I'm first-drafting, which they'd like me to finish well before the deadline so it can hit Production in time to come out just one year after the first....)

Mind you, I love this job.   But a leetle bit of a break would be welcome.


[User Picture]From: nobu
2009-05-22 11:53 am (UTC)
I think the break comes after HBO picks up the Paks novels for the best mini-series ever.
Maybe with an Arvid spin-off.

(just ignore me, I haven't slept in forever)

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-05-22 02:56 pm (UTC)
Can that please happen before I'm too old to enjoy the break?

I know, complaining about this stuff when I'm a) published and b) old books are still in print is ungracious to the small gods of publishing, but there are days....
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[User Picture]From: moonsinger
2009-05-22 04:09 pm (UTC)
Published writers are supposed to be human? Isn't that disallowed by fans? Heck, you should be allowed to complain. Everyone deserves a break every now and then published or not.

Edited at 2009-05-22 04:09 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: thecoughlin
2009-05-24 12:52 am (UTC)
I think that concept was thoroughly and firmly disabused just a little while ago here....
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[User Picture]From: moonsinger
2009-05-24 01:03 pm (UTC)
Yep, I know. While I'm not published yet, I certainly don't intend to let anyone change how I write.
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[User Picture]From: moonsinger
2009-05-22 02:49 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you are horribly busy and that isn't even counting non-writing chores.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-05-22 02:54 pm (UTC)
Pretty much, yeah.

I think I'll play truant and take a short walk this morning. The body needs it.
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[User Picture]From: moonsinger
2009-05-22 04:05 pm (UTC)
It sounds like a good plan. You really have to nurture the creative soul or it goes dry. I try to reward myself with reading after writing. Of course, I don't have deadlines nor do I make money at my writing, but I figure it is good practice for me if I ever do finally sell a book.
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