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Don't you love the paradox?

1050 words. Had to push for those. Really not in a good mood for this today; was not getting into the characters, so it came out as very surface level stuff. Stuff that will need to be thoroughly rewritten when the time comes, but so it goes. Have tomorrow totally free; intend to make good use of it.

Have passed the test which gives me driving rights for life (providing I don't piss anyone off too much). Huzzah! Perhaps sadly, my first thought was that someone is confident I won't kill anyone, at least not by automobile. This should not have been as reassuring as it was. At least it means I may be able to talk people into renting me a car now, should I want to wander off into the wilderness to write and not have the family car available to borrow.

Wandered into a couple of message board posts where people were talking about working on six novels at once. Cannot conceive of why anyone would put themselves through that when one is mind-bending enough. Of course, I guess that depends on to what extent said novels are making it onto the page.

That mind-page transition. It's a bugger. Also the page-publication transition. At least the former is under one's control, theoretically speaking.

Ideomancer has had "Horns" for nearly three months. A query a few weeks back confirmed that they had received it and simply hadn't decided on it yet. Am trying not to get too hopeful. Really am simply glad they've apparently found it worth considering.

The real long shot, of course, is "Frozen" over at Scifiction. But hey, they've had it eight weeks now. At least it seems they didn't toss it back the second they glanced at it.

*crosses fingers*

mlc

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sallyrei
Jul. 1st, 2003 12:07 am (UTC)
Was one of them mine? :p I have essentially just the one, then I decided to leave it. Hence, began another in it's basic notes stages. For extra practise and to alleviate boredom, I stuck some trashy oh-so-notes-form thing up on ffnet just to watch people review it as 'perfect' and offer me no help at all. Gits.

Currently working on none of them; two are just notes and one needs leaving a bit longer.
megancrewe
Jul. 1st, 2003 04:00 am (UTC)
No, no, wasn't anyone I actually know. :) And I literally meant six. It was just these posts I stumbled across while searching for info on something writing-related.
somedaysawriter
Jul. 1st, 2003 09:18 am (UTC)
Six???
Ugh...the thought of keeping all those plotlines straight. It makes me dizzy.

Good luck on Frozen, BTW. I'm sure it will find it's "hom" soon, if not at that mag then another one.
astres
Jul. 1st, 2003 05:48 pm (UTC)
*is working on seven novels at once* Oh yeah, who would work on six at once....*hides and cringes*

megancrewe
Jul. 1st, 2003 07:22 pm (UTC)
Well, like I said, it depends on how much actual writing is going on. I have at least four other novel ideas that are in some stage of outlining, not to mention the other 2 or 3 books of the Signi set, but the thing is, I'm not actually writing any of them right now, and I wouldn't consider starting any of them (unless a really good snippet hit me and I just had to write that one thing down) until the rough draft of Signi the first is done. I don't see anything odd about editing one novel while working on the rough of another and edits of others... it's the roughing out several at the same time that I can't comprehend.

If you can do that and keep your focus and your plot lines straight, I commend you! :)
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