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12 November 2008 @ 09:54 am
never-ending thinks  

Our gym membership has run out, not that either of us has been using it since I got back from South Carolina. However, as I decided yesterday I really did need more exercise, I got up and went for a rather pleasant walk this morning. On my walk, it struck me that although I’d never actually thought about it, my dad is in fact a veteran. He was drafted into the army, and upon being sent to Germany (eta, upon being questioned on this: er, not for WWII, just being stationed there; he was 5 when WWII ended), opted to leave his rifle behind in Oklahoma, because he didn’t believe killing people was appropriate. (His commanding officer lent him *his* rifle so Dad wouldn’t get dishonorably discharged, and after that, they transferred him to the entertainment division, which suited him a bit better.) This is my family. :)

I had something else I was going to comment on, but it’s escaped me, so I’ll just say that I do not understand why it is my Thinks To Do list never seems to get *shorter*, and go off to work, I guess. :p

- finish WP#5 proposal
- email *more* to FPI
- write Morrigan short story
- read & comment on other short story
- catch up on NNWM (ahahahahah)
- send photo to CI guy
- arrange review copies for people

miles to Isengard: 482.5
ytd wordcount: 348,800

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: okayokay
sammywolsammywol on November 12th, 2008 10:25 am (UTC)
Good for your Dad! Serious kudos!
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kitmizkit on November 12th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
'tis. :)
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kitmizkit on November 13th, 2008 10:02 am (UTC)
Send it in anyway. Worst that can happen is they'll reject it.
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kit: walkerpapersmizkit on November 13th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
That doesn't make you a bad writer. It may make you bad at getting published. But, a story:

Luna Books was looking for traditional (ie, swords and sorcery) fantasy with a strong female protagonist and a strong romantic subplot. I sent them URBAN SHAMAN, which is contemporary fantasy, does, admittedly, have a strong female protagonist, but which also has almost no romantic subplot to speak of.

They bought it. Fairly hastily, in publishing world terms. It is *always* better to let them say no to you, instead of saying it to yourself on their behalf. It's utterly true that being rejected sucks. On the other hand, it gets easier. It's never *easy*, but it does get easier.

Alternately, ignore me and don't worry about getting published. :) I do tend to assume that's everybody's end game... :)
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kitmizkit on December 15th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
Good luck! *fingers crossed*!
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kitmizkit on January 12th, 2009 10:10 am (UTC)
fatbaldguy60fatbaldguy60 on November 12th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
To-do's are worse than rabbits!