January 14th, 2014

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commissioned short stories!

I have a burst of short story writing coming up, stuff I’ve owed people for some time, and along with it there’s a distinct possiblity I’m going to be offering up to five commissioned short stories for a fundraising campaign my sister will be running soon.

These stories will be about 3000-5000 words and can, within reason, be anything the patron wants: I’ll write in any of my established universes (albeit nothing with Walker Papers spoilers), or I’ll write something new; retold fairy tales, a story about your cat’s super powers, whatever you want. I’d *prefer* not to write fan fiction, mostly because one of my caveats for doing this kind of thing is usually that I retain the rights so that I can re-sell the stories later if the opportunity arises, and one can’t re-sell fic, but if you really want a fic and feel moved to make a more-than-bottom-dollar pledge for a fundraiser short story, we can talk. :)

My going rate for short stories is $500+; whether that’s where we start with my sister’s campaign or not is yet to be determined, but if you’d like me to write a story for you, consider this to be advance warning on the ballpark you’ll be looking at. :)

There are also likely to be opportunities for buying yourself a Tuckerization, also known as getting to have your name in a book or short story. Those’ll probably go for about $150 a pop (I know it’s a weird amount, but we’re dealing with euro conversions here, which makes things, well, weird), and I’ll probably be doing 5-10 of those, with the caveat that the more I do the longer it may take to get your name into a book. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

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GGK Book Club: THE SUMMER TREE, ch 5-8

The Summer Tree, Guy Gavriel Kay
The Summer Tree, Guy Gavriel Kay

The Summer Tree, Guy Gavriel Kay

Guys, I have totally not re-read the next four chapters. #embarrassed to death

However, just because I haven’t re-read them lately is no reason for other people to have to wait on discussing them, so I’m going to open up the comments (ideally on the mizkit.com site) for discussion for those of you who ARE keeping up. Spoil away, since I have, after all, *read* them, if not for some time. :)

I should, I hope, be back on track next week, but I’m doing revisions on a book that’s due tomorrow and my editor just asked me to have the copy edits for SHAMAN RISES in by Monday so realistically I’m not going to be reading anything for the next few days.

Ready steady go! :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)