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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-02-08 05:31
Subject: [personal|writing] Monday is not for wimps
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Tags:child, endurance, food, games, nature, personal, process, science, sunspin, writing
As usual, I've been busy. Last night was OMSI Science Pub, this time with game designer Jane McGonigal giving her talk, "Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World." I believe her TED talk covers much of the same territory. Fascinating stuff.

Otherwise it was a day of Day Jobbery, editing Sunspin, helping the_child make brownies and catching the male black widow spider we found in the kitchen cupboard while looking for the Crisco. Because life around Nuevo Rancho Lake is nothing if not exciting.

Today more of the same, hopefully with fewer black widow spiders, plus a girls' basketball game this afternoon.

Looking forward, once I wrap the current editing pass on this chunk of Sunspin, I'll be taking a few days off from the project to work on the newly-arrived Endurance copy edits, and possibly write one or two short stories. This is very unusual behavior for me on a novel project, but Sunspin is just too big to keep powering through, and other projects have due dates.

Any interesting insects in your life right now? Or copy edits?

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mlerules: ANTS
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-02-08 13:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
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Ooooh, that SciPub must've been good!

Gah re: black widow spider. Hope his mate's not out for revenge now.

My on-going intersections w/insects include travels w/Kefir (dragonfly) and garden &c. visits w/Dude Rodin and his fambily Rodette, Claude, and Claudette.
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Jay Lake: writing-Green
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-02-08 15:50 (UTC)
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Green green green...
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mlerules: hello cthulhu
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-02-08 23:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
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Okay, okay...I read the excerpt. :-)
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Jay Lake: writing-Green
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-02-09 03:42 (UTC)
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Awww...
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2011-02-08 16:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I like McGonigal's talk, but I have to admit that her advice and that of Pick-Up Artists sound disturbingly similar.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-02-08 16:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wow, did I not think of it that way. Fascinating...
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emmainfiniti
User: emmainfiniti
Date: 2011-02-09 02:02 (UTC)
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I love that TED talk.

My only edits today were correcting pleadings I had screwed up at my day job.

No insects (or arachnids) - just a bunch of pesky domesticated mammals.


Edited at 2011-02-09 02:04 am (UTC)
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rekre8
User: rekre8
Date: 2011-02-09 04:20 (UTC)
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After a meeting, I commiserated with a co-worker who'd been drafted to create data for a chunk of my project, had done it, had presented & listened to her co-workers decide some major retrofits were needed, and she and I would have to make another revision. She apparently felt like they'd looked at her work and thought it was *wrong*, and was a bit crestfallen. I tried not to laugh. This was going to be her 2nd time through this chunk of the project. It was going to be my 5th. Any one of them would have worked technically, but the end users keep changing their minds as to what they want.

Does that count as a copy edit?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-02-09 04:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think it counts as a staggering revision, personally... Heh.
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Amanda
User: cissa
Date: 2011-02-11 21:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I am thankful that my days contain no black widow spiders at all; one compensation for all the bloody snow.
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