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15 July 2011 @ 08:48 am
Dear Brain…  

Memo from Brain: Hey! We’re only under contract for one book a year! This is starting to make us a little nervous! How about we CROWDFUND A NOVEL!? YEAH THAT WOULD BE TOTALLY AWESOME MAN

Dear Brain:

In reply to your memo of the morning of 15/7/11, I would like to make the following observations:

1. Revisions on RAVEN CALLS (due 31 July)
2. completion of 6-8 more Old Races short stories (due 31 December)
3. completion of “Easy Pickings” (due, er, when we finish it)
4. completion of ElectriCity script (due, we hope, 31 December)
5. you have promised your oldest nephew a book for little boys (due 25 December)
6. Book 8 of the Walker Papers (due 1 April 2012)

When, dear Brain, the fuck do you think you’re going to write another novel?


Memo from Brain: We’d totally make time if somebody paid us & you know it.

Dear Brain: shut up.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on July 15th, 2011 10:25 am (UTC)
You might remind your brain that it can always do this later, of course.
kitmizkit on July 15th, 2011 12:56 pm (UTC)
Brain demands instant gratification!
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on July 15th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
Brain is very primal. All id!
HL Henriksonveilofgrace on July 15th, 2011 04:33 pm (UTC)
While you're at it, you could single-handedly bring peace to mortals and otherwise everywhere, right? 'Cause you're that kind of super-hero awesome. ;)

Sent you an email at your author gmail addy, if/when you have a minute.
Nathaliespacedlaw on July 15th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
Your brain has alarming whorish tendencies, it would seem. Or rather I suspect it looked at "crowd sourcing" as a new fancy gimmick and went "shiny!".
kitmizkit on July 15th, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
Since I've been running crowdfunded projects for at least two years now, and have done four of them, it's not that shiny anymore. It /is/ fun. And I rather don't think it's whorish to admit that I will do the job I get paid to do if somebody pays me to do it, regardless of whether the people doing the paying are NYC publishers or a crowd of semi-strangers willing to put up the rent.
Nathaliespacedlaw on July 15th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
The way you were speaking for your brain, I thought this was new. But maybe the temptation of a new story is all there is. And rent money, which is not to be sneered at, of course.

Axisor: Mr. Butterpaw - devilaxisor on July 16th, 2011 02:37 pm (UTC)
I explained to my boyfriend, who read you post over my shoulder and broke down laughing before I made it to the end, that you are the "Queen of Crowdfunding" as far as I'm concerned and set a fantastic example for where the industry may be heading :)

(not that I object to buying yours (or any others) books in print)
kitmizkit on July 19th, 2011 10:11 am (UTC)
Queen of Crowdfunding?
Really? I hope that's a good thing and not that I'm overdoing it. :) I suspect in my brain, "queen of crowdfunding" would require reaching a far larger audience than I've thus far managed... :)
Axisor: Wendy Aloneaxisor on July 19th, 2011 02:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Queen of Crowdfunding?
You are the only author I know who does so many crowdfunding projects and does it exceptionally well (from my stand point). And you are female.

Therefore, "Queen of Crowdfunding"
Andrea Blythe: death joyousblythe025 on July 15th, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC)
pgwfolcpgwfolc on July 15th, 2011 11:19 pm (UTC)
lol! That is precious! :)

And here I went and got rid of my plot bunny season userpic.