May 1st, 2008


purely hypothetical

This is a purely hypothetical poll. It's based largely on the vagueries of a freelance life, which is to say, an empty bank account, and springs from having gone for a walk this morning thinking about Ursula's Taxman print and trying to imagine if there was a sort of authorial equivilant to what she did there (short version: she had a big tax bill, did a limited edition painting, her awesome fans came through and helped her pay off the bill). I think that sort of thing is easier if you're an artist, particularly one of Ursula's speed. It's a little harder to whip out a book and say, "Limited edition! Order it if you want it!" I mean, I write fast, but not that fast. :)

(Also, speaking of Ursula, her first book, NURK: THE STRANGE, SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF A (SOMEWHAT) BRAVE SHREW has hit the shelves, and you should all go buy it, too. :))

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The LibraryThing Meme & Others

Why, yes, I am avoiding going to work, why do you ask?

For people who come in through’s front page instead of LJ, there’s an LJ-only poll/post here which it’s possible people without LJ accounts can’t actually participate in anyway, so maybe I’m just torturing you. Hm. :)

I’ve seen this in a variety of places on my flist and haven’t gotten around to doing it yet, so I’m considering myself tagged by Kate Elliott and playing along. The meme:

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to (or not).

1. “How You Remind Me” — Nickelback
2. “Razzle Dazzle” — Chicago soundtrack
3. “Rule The World” — Take That
4. “Rock Star” — Nickelback
5. “Hallelujah” — Leonard Cohen
6. “River of Dreams” — Billy Joel
7. the Indiana Jones theme — John Williams

I’m sure that says something about me, but I don’t know what. :)

Ooof. The nice postman just delivered unto me six pounds of manuscript: HANDS OF FLAME for author alterations, which other publishing houses call galleys, and which means this is the last time I see the manuscript before it gets published. Holy cow. It’ll be *out* in another four months. That’s hardly any time at all! I guess I better get busy. :)

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Interestingly, there are far more books on this year’s list that I want to read than last time I saw this meme. Or at least more than I’m remembering. And I’m a little embarrassed at all of those classics that I haven’t read. I don’t quite know how I got through, like, *living* in 1984 without *reading* it…

Dude, I’ve walked six and a half miles today. Wow. *waves a little flag*

Arright, arright, I’m going to work.

miles to Minas Tirith: 335.3

(x-posted from the essential kit)
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