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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-03-31 07:20
Subject: First quarter damage
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Tags:madness, personal, process, publishing, stemwinder, trial, writing
Well, the first quarter of the year has brought me nine original fiction sales, three short story reprints (two them of YB), a Czech rights sale on a short story, a Czech rights sale on Trial of Flowers Powell's | Amazon ]. Also finalized drafts with preliminary turn-ins on Stemwinder and Madness of Flowers, seven new short stories written, three articles written, and um, whatever else I did.

The weird part is, I still feel lazy. Those "Does not live up to his potential" notes on my straight-A report cards as a kid must be graven on my bones.
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shadowhelm: Shut up
User: shadowhelm
Date: 2007-03-31 14:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Shut up
Nice!

Wish I were that lazy.
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keesa_renee
User: keesa_renee
Date: 2007-03-31 15:10 (UTC)
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Ooph! Good heavens, you make me feel inadequate. You've also just destroyed any hope I've ever felt about not feeling like such a slacker if I could just do this-this-this-this-and-this. :pouts: Surely such feelings of laziness and inadequacy go away after you've accomplished all that...in one month? :pouts:
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aries_jordan: WitchLeela
User: aries_jordan
Date: 2007-03-31 15:18 (UTC)
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That's what I figured when you as good as told me you got a perfect LSAT score without any advance preparation. SLACKER!! ;-)
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Douglas Cohen
User: douglascohen
Date: 2007-03-31 16:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Heh. I make no claims to be as prolific as you, but given the point I've reached in the first draft of my novel, people tell me I'm doing really good. But all I can ever think is that it's NOT good enough, that I know I'm capable of more. Granted, I've got a million things on my plate, but it's no excuse. If it was, then I'd be satisfied with my progress, which I'm not. But I guess it's always a good thing to be striving to improve, right?

Also, I must admit that if I didn't read about people's writing progress on their damn LJs I might feel a little more satisfied. :)
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