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26 November 2008 @ 10:18 pm
a Thought  

I have had a Thought.

My copy edits are done. My revisions are done. I have turned in everything I’m going to get paid for this year. I do not have another book due until the end of February, and that’s a 90K book which is a quarter done already. I have comic scripts completed through May, assuming Chance does phenomenally well and actually launches directly into issue 6, which is probably not very likely. I do not actually *have* to write 400K this year. The only thing I have due in the immediate future is “Cairn Dancer”, which is due Monday. There is also some management stuff for the completion of issues 4 & 5 of Chance, but that’s all about getting other people to do work while I admire them.

What this all means is I could actually take December off without it causing strain. At least, without it causing strain on my forthcoming schedule; it might cause all kinds of mental strain. :)

I think I’ll give it a shot.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
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Sanguine Pensanguinepen on November 26th, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC)
You need us to cheer you doing nothing on. It'll be like anti word count!
kitmizkit on November 26th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
I totally do! "And today...I read a book!" "YAY KIT!" *giggles*
Sanguine Pen: Reading - To Be Readsanguinepen on November 26th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
What did you read?

You can cheer me on working on WIP and the 2 magazines, while I cheer you on for taking a month off. Sounds like a plan.
kitmizkit on November 26th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
No, no, I didn't read anything today, not really. Except half of THE PRETENDER'S CROWN. I just meant that as an example. :)

*prepares for mutual cheering* :)
Janne: trek smiling spockjanne on November 26th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Are you taking bets? 0:-)
kitmizkit on November 26th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
I DO NOT NEED YOUR CYNICISM PULLING ME DOWN!

(Yes. And I'm betting against myself. o.o :))

Edited at 2008-11-26 10:31 pm (UTC)
irishkateirishkate on November 26th, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
I can bet against you in the hope that you will be driven to prove me wrong or I can bet for you in the confidence you will succeed. You choose!
Janne: Leaf on the Windjanne on November 27th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
You can do it! I have faith in you! I'd bet a box of chocolate, but as you're doing diety things maybe the bet should be no chocolate for you if you go through with it...
Lilifae: blue girllilifae on November 26th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
I really do wish you the best of luck with your much needed R&R!

R. Scott Shanks, Jr.mnarra on November 26th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
*applauds*

A very smart lady (that'd be you) once told me that if I want to be a professional author I should think of my writing as a profession -- my words, but your gist.

Professionals (that'd be you again) take time off.
Pamela: Gasp!jeditigger on November 26th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
KitKat, I will personally mail you chocolates if you do not work in December. YOU PROMISED you would take time off.

You promised.
Sniffle.
kitmizkit on November 26th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
*perks* Chocolates? :)
Pamelajeditigger on November 26th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
See, I knows how to get to someone. ;)
wednesday childe: morriganwedschilde on November 26th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
piffles. if you want some slide time, we can give it :D
Amberleyamberley on November 26th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
Spree
You could go on a cookie-baking spree of legendary proportions!

Except then you might want to eat some of the cookies.

You could go on a photo-taking spree of legendary proportions!
hegemony hedgehog: thirstyagrimony on November 26th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Spree
She could send the cookies to us! :)
kitmizkit on November 27th, 2008 06:44 am (UTC)
Re: Spree
I'm thinking of doing the latter, at least. I want to go over to Dublin and do some Christmas shooting. :)
jens_firejens_fire on November 26th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
Here's to some R&R. Take the time. You don't know when the next time it might come around so conveniently.
kitmizkit on November 28th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
I'm reasonably certain the answer is '2010'. :)
Geek of Weird Shitgows on November 26th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
*laugh* And what, pray tell, will you end up writing in your "spare time off?"

Interested in any web design? *grin*
kitmizkit on November 28th, 2008 06:51 am (UTC)
That depends on the complexity of the web design, perhaps. Email me! :)
Brian: panda bouncinglogrusboy on November 27th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
There. You can fill the free time watching the pandas.
kitmizkit on November 27th, 2008 06:45 am (UTC)
*mesmerized*
Anna the Piperannathepiper on November 27th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
You totally deserve a break, and December would be a great time to do it. :)
Mark Denizmarkdeniz on November 27th, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
That means you're done for us then?

*winks*

Enjoy December!
kitmizkit on November 27th, 2008 06:48 am (UTC)
The only thing I have due in the immediate future is “Cairn Dancer”, which is due Monday.

That'd be for you. :)
Mark Deniz: Happy Young Markmarkdeniz on November 27th, 2008 06:51 am (UTC)
Ooh!

*is excited*

I do like that title!
kitmizkit on November 27th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
I hope you'll like the story. :)