March 6th, 2009

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[writing] Top Ten Reasons Why I Write Science Fiction

10. Don't have to shower as often.
9. So you don't have to.
8. Get to be seen in the same room as scalzi from time to time.
7. Geek cred.
6. The hip wardrobe.
5. Read Dhalgren in sixth grade, scarred for life.
4. Get to be seen in the same room as maryrobinette from time to time.
3. International fame and fabulous fortune.
2. Because it's cool.
1. What else is there to life?

Originally published at jlake.com.

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[links] Link salad learns that time won't find the lost, it'll sweep up our skeleton bones

"Off-Season at Jay Lake" — Fiction by Michael Hiebert.

Writing for a living: a joy or a chore? — (Thanks to agamisu.)

The Fiat 1100 TV Nardi — As maryrobinette said when she sent me the link, a car to covet. :: wants ::

Kepler, SETI and Ancient ProbesCentauri Dreams is on a roll, with a nigh unbelievable meme density in this post.

Fermi paradox meets the timescale — Wow. Deep Time vs. the Men From Mars. Snurched from the above.

?otD: How close to heaven were we??




3/6/2009
Body movement: 45 minute stationary bike ride
This morning's weigh-in: 222.2
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Black Blade Blues by John Pitts


Kepler, SETI and Ancient ProbesCentauri Dreams is on a roll, with a nigh unbelievable meme density in this post.

Fermi paradox meets the timescale — Wow. Deep Time vs. the Men From Mars. Snurched from the above.


Originally published at jlake.com.

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[writing] Progris riport, day 3, revising Tourbillon

I am on the third day of Tourbillon revisions, and have just finished a close read through the end of chapter four of the draft. All I'm doing right now is getting way down to the line level, editing as I go. Once I've gone through the book this way, and have it firmly in my head once more, I'll go back through seeking larger scale cuts and changes. The draft is about 35% over wordcount, so a great deal of cutting and tightening will be in order.

I should have this pass done before the end of March.

Originally published at jlake.com.