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13 May 2009 @ 12:41 pm
up early  

For some ungodly reason* I woke up at 6:19 this morning, and after a desultory lying-about for half an hour or so, got up and went for a 4.5 mile walk around swimming.

I came home to an email full of character sketches for a graphic novel idea I’m developing with artist Lanny Liu, some of which were so perfect they made me laugh. There’s nothing quite like sending pages full of words off to someone and getting pages full of pictures back. :)

Then I finished reading the first of Laura Anne Gilman’s Vineart War books, FLESH & FIRE, which you don’t get to read until October, but which you will want to then. I thought the conceit was terrific–a world in which magic is the Vineart, based in grapes and wines–when she blogged about it (what must have been forever ago although it seems very recent). She’s not only done the idea justice, but has made the process fascinating (even to me, who actively dislikes wine!). And now I am kind of staring at my watch going “Ok, I know she’s writing the next book during the word wars as soon as she gets finished with revisions on that other book of hers, how can I hurry this along?”

Some days this job doesn’t suck. :)

I’ll be late for word wars today, because I said to the tattooing hairdresser man that any time today was fine for a haircut appointment and he chose 2pm, which of course isn’t really the best time for me, but at that point I didn’t care.

miles to Minas Tirith: 263.5

*The ungodly reason would be having been asleep before 10:30 last night due to sheer physical exhaustion.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
 
 
 
Laura Anne Gilman: FnFsuricattus on May 13th, 2009 07:51 am (UTC)
*blushes*

“Ok, I know she’s writing the next book during the word wars as soon as she gets finished with revisions on that other book of hers, how can I hurry this along?”

home-made fudge helps.... *looks innocent*
kitmizkit on May 13th, 2009 07:53 am (UTC)
*LAUGHS*

I'll make you fudge as a reward for finishing the book. :)

...the Vineart book, that is. I dasn't make fudge right now, because I'm off sweets and I can't stay off if I make fudge. o.o

Edited at 2009-05-13 11:56 am (UTC)
Jeff Linderjslinder on May 13th, 2009 10:12 am (UTC)
Did you mean concept, or conceit? I mean, I know Laura has a high opinion of the book... :)

kitmizkit on May 13th, 2009 11:11 am (UTC)
I mean conceit, as in the definition something that is conceived in the mind; a thought; idea: He jotted down the conceits of his idle hours.
Jeff Linderjslinder on May 13th, 2009 11:16 am (UTC)
Ah.

Writer 1.
Teacher (at least by degree) 0

:)
kitmizkit on May 13th, 2009 11:16 am (UTC)
You will forgive me, perhaps, for looking just a little smug. :)
Laura Anne Gilman: madness tollsuricattus on May 13th, 2009 11:36 am (UTC)
actually, I'm convinced it's drek. Catie and Karen and Steve all have high opinions of it. (also, thankfully, do the Jens)


Also, what she said. Professional writers, closed track. Don't try this vocabulary at home. *grin*
lannyworldlannyworld on May 14th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
<3 thanks for the mention! I will patiently wait for a return email ::sits and wags tail like a puppy:: :) Enjoy your week off!!!