March 8th, 2008


[process] Question for you working novelists

Something kristine_smith said this morning got me wondering.

How many book proposals do you write over a given period of time? Do you basically write proposals on a near 1:1 basis with projects, or do you write a lot of spec proposals just to see?

No point in mind, merely curious. I'm tempted to generate a double handful of book proposals just for practice, the next time I have a decent sized hole in my writing schedule. It's something arcaedia advised me to do recently. That's also how I came up with Mainspring Powell's | Amazon | Audible ] in the first place after all — during a proposal binge. (Which reminds me that some day I'd like to write The Sun Gun.)

[links] Link salad lounges in the rainforest, checks in anyway

A new caption contest has spontaneously emerged here — Usual rules apply, go join in. I'll give away another gift card, and another Escapement Amazon ] ARC. Tell all your friends.

A reader recommends my story "The Sky that Wraps the World Round, Past the Blue and into the Black" — Also a number of other nice links there.

"I think I would remember having amnesia."Get Fuzzy is funny.

A directory of obsolete skills

The Guru Handbook on teaching with lies — We had a brief discussion here this weekend about the relationship between fiction and lying. That's something I think I'll be exploring more soon.

florismk recommends Windows Live Writer — For you Windroids, anyway. Us Macheads need not apply.

Also, there will be cheese blogging later, and maybe more rainforest photos. For now, Green.

Time in saddle: 0 minutes (lasirenadolce and I had a brisk two mile walk on level ground)
Last night's weigh-out: 281.1
This morning's weigh-in: 276.8
Currently reading: Field of Fire, by James O. Born Powell's | Amazon ]