Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[personal|writing] The weekend that was

I had the_child most of the waking hours this weekend. Given that Friday evening and Saturday morning were both rocky for her, this turned out surprisingly smoothly. lasirenadolce and Spike were back, which was nice. She and I did go see Sweeney Todd Saturday night, which I enjoyed, though I kept thinking about the continuity errors and baldfaced reaches which would never fly in one of my books or stories. It's a rare movie that can slick me right past that internal editor. "B" grade Tim Burton is enjoyable, but nowhere near that calibre.

Writing wise, I got about 4,200 words into "The Baby Killers." (This after doing a full draft of "Bringing the Future Home" earlier in the week.) That story is coming very slowly, the New Model Process dogging me hard, much as it did with "Witness to the Fall" last summer, the first short story I wrote under NMP. I'm aiming for 20,000 words, but as with NMP, I don't really see if I'm going to get there or not.

Also spent a bunch more time today revising "America, Such as She Is." That novella is back out to last readers, and I'll have it returned to market before the end of the week.

Finally, via effort this weekend I'm six chapters in to the page proofs of Escapement Amazon ]. I'm enjoying the book quite a bit, which is probably a good sign.

Once "The Baby Killers" is off my plate, and Escapement is back in Tor's mighty grasp, I'll be on to Madness of Flowers.

I'm here all week and through next weekend (except for anitar's memorial on Saturday, which I am going to try very hard to attend), then off to Omaha on a slightly longer-than-usual business trip.
Tags: child, escapement, madness, movies, personal, process, seattle, stories, travel, work, writing

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