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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-01-29 06:47
Subject: [personal|writing] Productive writer is productive
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Tags:books, calamity, personal, portland, publishing, sunspin, videos, writing
Yesterday was freakishly productive. I worked a full day of Day Jobbery, wrote 4,000 words on Calamity of So Long a Life, proofed short story galleys, signed 1,000 sig sheets and mailed them back out, watched half of an episode of season two of Foyle's War, went out in Old Town for a few hours to drink and hang out with friends at the retro arcade in Ground Kontrol, and managed to finish it all off with a top-down moonlight cruise in the Genre car with Pink Floyd blasting. Oh, and my dishwasher flooded, so I mopped the kitchen. Also did three loads of laundry.

This morning I am going to walk up and down Mt. Tabor with another friend, then spend the rest of the day writing, vegging and watching more of Foyle's War.

Busy much?

Also, at some point I am going to need to scrounge up the series DVDs of Babylon 5. My local video store does not have them, and I don't feel like paying ~$300 to buy something I'll probably only ever watch once. (And no, I do not have Netflix or Netflix streaming, either one.)

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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2011-01-29 14:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I can lend you Seasons 1-4 ( which are really all you need. Screw Season 5!)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-01-29 15:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Ooh, that would be awesome...
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scarlettina
User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-01-29 15:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
criada beat me to it. You might also try your local library. You'd be surprised what they keep available.
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2011-01-29 17:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yep, I was going to make the same offer as well. We do have a complete set, including movies. For a while we were following things through Multnomah County Library.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-01-29 19:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yanno, you're the closest to me physically. Maybe it would make more sense to borrow from you, if that's alright.
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2011-01-29 21:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Makes sense to me, too. Just let me know when you want them.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-01-29 22:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, whenever. Maybe bring them Tuesday?
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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2011-01-30 03:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yeah, you should take her up on it. Searching through my stuff, I can only find two seasons. :-(
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S. Boyd Taylor
User: sboydtaylor
Date: 2011-01-29 17:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yeah, was gonna mention the library. Amazing what libraries have these days.
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jimvanpelt
User: jimvanpelt
Date: 2011-01-29 16:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I tried to get into Babylon 5, so I bought season one. I couldn't get past the first few episodes.
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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2011-01-30 03:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yeah, the first few episodes aren't that great. If a person wanted to get into it, it might be worthwhile to follow along the first season recaps over on Making Light right now, and then go straight into the second season.
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Keikaimalu
User: keikaimalu
Date: 2011-01-29 16:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Jay, on average, how many hours a day do you spend writing?

I find that unless I'm engrossed in a project and in The Zone, I have trouble sitting still to write for more than a couple of hours each day. I'm curious what it's like for other writers.
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Ramblin_Phyl
User: ramblin_phyl
Date: 2011-01-29 17:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Jay,

I have the complete series I could loan you as long as they come back. I won't be watching it again this year. <-: Radcon or Author lunch?

P
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User: cocoajava
Date: 2011-01-29 18:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I loved Babylon 5. And will admit that Joe Straczynski's methods and mindset have been one of my writer's influences.

I have the series on DVD. You're welcome to stop by and flop on the couch and watch... bring your own snacks! *laughs*
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Jennifer Brozek
User: jennifer_brozek
Date: 2011-01-29 18:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I was going to offer to lend you Babylon 5, but that's been covered.

I do also have every Babylon 5 movie out there (some are better than others)and the single season of Crusade if you'd like to borrow those.
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crystalrmartin
User: crystalrmartin
Date: 2011-01-29 22:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have a question of a writerly nature. Have you ever suffered from writers block due to life stress? If so how did you find your creativity again. My counselor assures me it will come back, I was just wondering what you might suggest. :)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-01-29 23:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, chemo... Talk about life stress. The best I can say is that creativity comes back when the stress recedes, but the things you can do to keep with your practice (free writing, etc.) or reduce your stress will help. I hope it comes back soon.
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catsparx
User: catsparx
Date: 2011-01-30 01:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I totally love Foyle's War!
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T Enigma
User: T Enigma [google.com]
Date: 2011-01-30 08:10 (UTC)
Subject: B5
Movie Madness, belmont st.
enough said.
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alumiere
User: alumiere
Date: 2011-02-01 07:38 (UTC)
Subject: re: bab5
Send me a mailing address and I'll lend them to you. Just send them back when you're done.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-02-01 15:03 (UTC)
Subject: Re: bab5
Thank you. I think I have it locally, if that doesn't work out, I shall!
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