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Tempus Edax Rerum

June 26, 2012 by

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The universe is poking fun at me right now. Actually, pretty much everybody I complain to is poking fun at me right now. I keep saying, I’m leaving the country in three weeks! And they say, Yes. Awesome. And I say, I am so close to finishing the second book of PATH I could spit […]

Three Quarters of a Page Inconveniently Too Long

May 9, 2012 by

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I am disappointed to discover that the first chapter of Path is three quarters of a page inconveniently too long. Too long for what, you say? Such a good question. Too long for the extremely precise requirements laid out by this conference I’m going to. Do they ask for a specific word count? Oh no. […]

Things You Do Not Realise Until You Start Proofreading Epic Documents

April 26, 2012 by

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There are some words where the addition or subtraction of the letter ’s’ makes no difference whatsoever to the meaning, or validity of spelling but makes you look like a right goof if you do it inconsistently. There are way more differences between AUS/UK and US English spelling than you would give credit for. And […]

Diary of a Writer

April 24, 2012 by

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Yesterday: I am editing this passage, which I have been having trouble getting to on account of its terribleness. And now as least I’m in it. But it’s still terrible. I think I’m going to have to go through it twice to get out all the terrible. It’s that terrible. Or, well, it’s that melodrama. Bleh. […]

Writing a Biography: Or, I Wish I Could Remember What I Did Last Year

April 19, 2012 by

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And then I get to the part where they say, And wouldn’t you like to write us a biography? And I say very politely: No, not really. But, you know, I don’t think it was really a question. So I went and looked up what I wrote back when I was applying for my PhD […]

Submission Neurosis, Let Me Count the Ways…

April 17, 2012 by

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Actually what bothers me most about the submission process and it’s accompanying string of rejections is not the fear that my work isn’t good enough (that’s a whole other anxiety train) but that my failure might be due to presenting the novel the wrong way. What if I’m just really terrible at writing query letters? […]

Time to Submit

March 30, 2012 by

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Today is Friday. Which is taking me a little bit by surprise as for some reason I spent most of last night and yesterday evening convinced today was going to be the weekend. But this is good. It means I have one more day to avoid making final decisions about what I’m going to submit […]

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