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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-01-15 05:27
Subject: [personal|writing] Miscellaneous updatery of various sorts
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Tags:books, cheese, child, green, omaha, personal, process, stories, tourbillion, travel, writing
Heading for Omaha next Monday. So expect intermittent blogging next week, of unknown wit and erudition. The Omaha Beach Party had intended a cheese festival while I was in town, but Day Jobbery hath interfered with usual OBP schedule, and so we will be cheesing about in February instead.

the_child is part of a school concert tonight. I'm looking forward to that. She and her mother are going over early to prep, so I'll be having dinner with my mom and dad, and we'll arrive in the more usual fashion of audiences.

In my writing life, I'm back on "Chain of Stars." December kind of got eaten by three back to back galley edits, and the holidays, so as of right now I'm a month behind on my writing schedule for 2009. I haven't been laying down much new wordage these past few weeks, focusing instead on reading for Footprints and doing first reader duties for calendula_witch's Nightcraft Mother and kenscholes's Antiphon. Urban fantasy and epic fantasy: guaranteed to give you mental whiplash.

I need to finish this novella by this weekend, and I've promised a short story elsewhere Real Soon Now. I have some other short fiction commitments due over the next few months, several collaborative projects requiring my attention, the preliminary revisions to Tourbillon, then the drafting of Sunspin. Busy much?

Also continuing to contemplate the promised blog post on POV, but the more I think about it, the stupider I feel. Which sentiment will probably be the basic hook for the blog post.

Y'all play nice today.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: manmela
Date: 2009-01-15 14:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Do you feel that being behind schedule impacts your quality through giving you less time to polish and revise, or do you find you adjust and streamline your process to compensate?
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calendula_witch: Swords
User: calendula_witch
Date: 2009-01-15 18:08 (UTC)
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My deep and vast appreciation for your first-reader-duties input is only slightly tempered by my guilt at keeping you from your writing. Okay, very slightly--you'll catch up. :-)
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Jay Lake: writing-flying_car
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-01-15 20:37 (UTC)
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It's all WRPA, my friend.
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User: farmgirl1146
Date: 2009-01-16 00:37 (UTC)
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Great to see you this past weekend. Good luck on the dang Day Jobbery.
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dinogrl: Absinthe
User: dinogrl
Date: 2009-01-16 08:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Good Lordie, I thought you said "Heading for *Obama*". I think I have weezlgrrrl's affliction for new spectacles.
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