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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-06-13 07:59
Subject: [writing] The return of Fred
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Tags:cancer, dreams, health, personal, process, writing
Fred has apparently come back. After posting this morning's dream log [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ], I went about my lawful occasions of sortilege, demurrage and deruncination — as one one usually does on Sunday mornings at home. I also signed about seven billion sig sheets for Subterranean Press, destined for my upcoming collection The Sky That Wraps.

Somewhere in the midst of all that, Fred presented me with the full blown world-building behind my dream, including the basic mechanism of zombification, how and why the Seals work, and who it is that is leading the struggle of the living against the dead. And they're pretty novel, certainly new to me; though like most ideas, I'm sure someone somewhere has done them before. I don't have a plot yet, but if I weren't deep in the somnolent seas of chemo, that would be enough for me to knock out a handy little zombie novella today.

Ok, chemo isn't over, but I am waking up. Maybe I'll write a zombie story next month.

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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2010-06-13 15:00 (UTC)
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Oh, that's wonderful.
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User: e_bourne
Date: 2010-06-13 15:18 (UTC)
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That's wonderful! I'm so happy for you!
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-06-13 18:06 (UTC)
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You have no idea...
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User: melissajm
Date: 2010-06-13 15:32 (UTC)
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Hooray! Welcome back, Fred!
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2010-06-13 15:52 (UTC)
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I thought that dream log read like a story seed! All right! Yay for Fred's return!

(and my version of Fred seems to be stirring awake as well. Perhaps the sun's return was all that was needed).
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User: basletum
Date: 2010-06-13 17:13 (UTC)
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Strange what leads to story inspirations. I never cease to be amazed by it.
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User: deza
Date: 2010-06-13 17:23 (UTC)
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User: shaolingrrl
Date: 2010-06-13 18:03 (UTC)
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A zombie story next month sounds like a damned good idea.
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User: hkneale
Date: 2010-06-14 00:32 (UTC)
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Yay for the backbrain! Sign of improvement.
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User: keikaimalu
Date: 2010-06-14 03:07 (UTC)
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Excellent -- but, um... "Fred?" Is Fred your Muse?
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