March 20th, 2009

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[links] Link salad flies off to ICFA

In which I am one-fifth of a Hugo nominee: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

Why Publishing Should Send Fruit-Baskets to Google — I.G. Frederick points out that Cory Doctorow has the opposite reaction to mine. [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] Wouldn't be the first time I was wrong!

csinman talks about kenscholes — With bonus cartoon action. Heh.

Zeppelins r Us — Choose "Led Zeppelin" and "Massive" and "On." Trust tetar in this, as I did.

APOD is even cooler than usual

The propagation of false news in wartime.

?otD: Where do Hugo?




3/20/2009
Body movement: n/a (travel day)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (travel day)
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Watchmen by Alan Moore etc.


Originally published at jlake.com.

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[writing] Progris riport, day 17, revising Pinion

Between travel preparation, the Omaha Beach Party, and Hugo fever, yesterday was a lost day for Pinion. However, today I have finalized the draft at 162,800 words, 300 words over my most recent estimated turn-in length. This is not the draft for formal acceptance, this is the draft for editorial review, which will lead to a change letter around the end of April from casacorona, and that will drive my draft for formal acceptance.

Today I handled the last of the fix-it notes, did some careful spellchecking, went on several crutch word hunts, and generally got it nailed down. How ready is this book for prime time? I'll have to ask casacorona — she's the editor. I'm just the writer, I don't know nothing...

Off to first readers now, as well as casacorona and arcaedia.

Originally published at jlake.com.