August 23rd, 2011


…or maybe I should just leave retelling fairy tales to Ursula, and go fling myself in a pit instead.

(When I had read only the first half of the entry, I had been going to make an appendix to *this* entry saying “It’s utterly beside the point that I want to tell grown-up versions of fairy tales, dark and creepy if I can manage it, and Ursula is going for delightful and charming and for children, and it is also utterly beside the point that I can write charming childrens’ stories with the best of them” but then I finished reading the entry and no, no, Ursula is doing her usual thing of making something delightful and charming ALSO dark and creepy and fuck, I just can’t do that, so I’ll be over here in this pit, thank you.)

(On the sort of positive side, reading Ursula’s story made it occur to me that the way to deal with stories themed in such a way as they could go under more than one title, such as Snow White would belong in both SNOW and GLASS, or Snow White & Rose Red could belong in both SNOW and BEAST, was to in fact write two entirely different four-collection sets, one for adults and one for children. SNOW, BIRD, WICKED, SONG for children. Or something. I don’t know. Sort of positive, because this, in case you were wondering, is how I end up with fifteen zillion projects going on at once. :p)

(i’ll be in the pit. with a pony.)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

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    intimidated intimidated


Ok, that’s one non-refundable plane ticket to New York purchased, so I guess I’ll be seeing y’all at Comic Con. I’m coming in Wednesday and leaving lateish Sunday night. Thus far Agrimony has dibs on one meal slot, and I figure my editor & agent (if she’s in town) get another. That leaves…how many? Several! Up for grabs! :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)

social networked out

Apropos of pretty much nothing, I gotta say that having joined G+ and all, my reaction is not “wean other social networks off & just use G+” so much as it is “I’m pretty sick of social networks & am not wildly inclined to use any of them anymore.”

I’m finding that to be a rock and a hard place, though, professionally speaking. Between G+, Twitter & FB I’ve got somewhere in the region of 2500 followers (a fair percentage of whom, I’m sure, are repeat offenders, but many of whom are not), and I don’t want to lose the tenuous contact I’ve got with them. Sadly I can’t afford to bribe them to read the blog regularly, so…what’s a girl to do? *wibble*

(x-posted from the essential kit)