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20 May 2015 @ 12:12 pm
Writerly update  
Haven't been doing enough writerly updates lately, but here's a quick one:

- Stories: three currently under way.  One is an SF tale with some social / ethical exploration, another is an SF tale about cloning with... I'm not quite sure yet.  The third is a literary piece, already novella-length which is a bit of an indulgence, but one which I think can sell, and sell well.  All I have to do is finish it now.

- Books: signed the contract for my next ebook collection.  It's a collection of fantasy stories starring a couple of characters that I really like and a world which is very interesting to write (hope it's equally interesting to read!).

- Have also been asked for a drawing for a cover (*waves at commissioner, whe reads this*). I accepted with the express understanding that if the commissioner doesn't like it, they can discard and I won't be offended!

Wordage: about 1700 words since last report spread among the WIPs.
cmcmck on May 20th, 2015 03:33 pm (UTC)
Do you ever write poetry?
bondo_babondo_ba on May 20th, 2015 04:50 pm (UTC)
Only very occasionally - I've sold exactly one poem in my life, a piece alled "Princess, Fading" to an antho. I am attracted more by ideas than language, which makes me a reasonably bad poet.
cmcmck on May 20th, 2015 04:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think my main love affair is with the language itself, which is why I could never be a novelist. :o)
bondo_babondo_ba on May 20th, 2015 04:59 pm (UTC)
Yep, that makes it tough, although Wilde seems to have done the trick pretty well, at leats in the first half of Dorian Gray...
cmcmck on May 20th, 2015 05:08 pm (UTC)
I blame having done undergrad work which covered old and middle English and it left me smitten by words.

Being a fan of poets like GM Hopkins, WB Yeats, Thom Gunn and Dylan Thomas in my youth must also have had an effect.
bondo_babondo_ba on May 20th, 2015 05:15 pm (UTC)
Your youth seems to have been less misspent than mine. I was always reading SF novels, good bad and mediocre.
cmcmck on May 20th, 2015 05:27 pm (UTC)
I was never one for SF although I did discover the joys of Tolkien, Eddison and Donaldson and the other fantasy writers around then too.

I had a LOT of change to get my head around at the time, so there wasn't too much misspending! :o)
bondo_babondo_ba on May 20th, 2015 05:29 pm (UTC)
I can only imagine - my youth was pretty mainstream and boring, which can be both a blessing and a curse but it did mean that I had time to read stuff that wasn't particularly deep.
msstacy13msstacy13 on May 20th, 2015 03:52 pm (UTC)
An artist's conception of the commissioner...
If it's really good,
you could put it on tees and mugs,
and make a lot more money,
as well as promote the book...
bondo_babondo_ba on May 20th, 2015 04:48 pm (UTC)
Re: An artist's conception of the commissioner...
LOL. Will have to create it, first!