January 12th, 2011

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*dumbstruck*

The problem I’ve had with revising RIGHT ANGLES TO FAIRYLAND, the classic tropes middle grade/YA fantasy novel I wrote in, whimper, 2002, is that since 2004 people have been paying me to write other things. It is very, very difficult to justify taking time to work on ANGLES when the money is coming in from, y’know, everything else.

It has literally just occurred to me that I should make revising the damned novel one of my crowdfunding projects. Like everything else I do, it would be a limited edition/one time offer sort of thing, because I need to be able to sell it to a traditional publisher and they are still by and large leery of publishing web-published content, but…

Truth is, ANGLES is the best thing I’ve ever written. It may be the best thing I’ll ever write. And that would get it *done*.

*dumbstruck*

(x-posted from the essential kit)
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I love my job.

“Gosh,” I thought to myself, “when I go back to work, will I write the scene where Gary gets his throat cut, or the story where Margrit’s mother embarks on a passionate affair with Eliseo Daisani*?”

Then I thought GOD I LOVE MY JOB!

*One of these things does not actually happen.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
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a great post about pirating

You all know by now that as a rule I’d rather give away my books in electronic format than sell them, because piracy is rampant and there’s nothing I can do to stop it except hope that if I gave away copies it might build a relationship that piracy never will. But let me point you at an excellent post about the effects of illegal downloading on authors, and let me make it clear that when I say “authors” I mean “me”. I haven’t gone to the trouble of numbers that this writer has (because, frankly, it would make me absolutely bloody insanely crazy, and I choose not to do that to myself), but basically: what she said.

(x-posted from the essential kit)