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[writing|cancer] The horse continues - Lakeshore
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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-01-16 05:38
Subject: [writing|cancer] The horse continues
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Tags:books, cancer, child, health, stories, sunspin, writing
Yesterday I finished "You Will Attend Until Beauty Awakens" at 13,300 words, by writing a final 4,400 words. It's the first piece of fiction I've written since chemotherapy put my right brain into vapor lock this past October.

You can imagine my profound relief. It doesn't really matter if this story is good or not — well of course it does, of course, but not in this context. It matters that I wrote and finished it. I started last Monday, and seven days later on Sunday I was done. With two days off along the way.

I produced it, start to finish, at a respectable rate of output, and I like it.

This is me, back on the horse, and the horse continues.

The manuscript is out to first readers now. I'll have to find some time to revise sometime in the next few weeks. But tomorrow, or possibly Tuesday, I'm on to Sunspin revisions. (As it happens, [info]the_child has a basketball game tomorrow, which is why I may have to wait til Tuesday to get going.)

This is who I am. A writer, writing. Damn, am I glad to be back.

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adelheid_p
User: adelheid_p
Date: 2012-01-16 14:13 (UTC)
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Yay!
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markbourne: escape key
User: markbourne
Date: 2012-01-16 15:06 (UTC)
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Loving this post. Congrats and welcome back. Good horse, here's a carrot.
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a_cubed
User: a_cubed
Date: 2012-01-16 15:34 (UTC)
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Yay for getting back on the horse.
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Coffee Shop Whore
User: skidspoppe
Date: 2012-01-16 15:46 (UTC)
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Congrats!!
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mlerules: Tophat2
User: mlerules
Date: 2012-01-16 16:45 (UTC)
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YAY! Welome Back :-)
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Talekyn
User: talekyn
Date: 2012-01-16 18:41 (UTC)
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This post alone made signing into Livejournal today worth it.

Well back on the horse, Jay! May you not be unsaddled for a long, long time.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-01-16 18:42 (UTC)
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Thank you!
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User: dsgood
Date: 2012-01-16 20:42 (UTC)
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Hurrah!
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Jodi: frangipani
User: rivet
Date: 2012-01-16 20:50 (UTC)
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Welcome back to you!
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it's a great life, if you don't weaken
User: matociquala
Date: 2012-01-16 21:53 (UTC)
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*\o/*
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Leah Cutter: Flying Home
User: lrcutter
Date: 2012-01-17 02:18 (UTC)
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Yay! Yay! Yay!
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