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Semi-Report

As you may have noticed, I'm not doing official "Freelance Report"s any more, because I was getting kind of bored with them. But, I will continue to update on my progress.

Got about 1,200 words of a short story out between yesterday and today, only to realize that it wasn't going at all the way I wanted it to... and the way it was going, I couldn't think of how it would go any further. I'm going to have to start over and write it in a different voice, more tongue-in-cheek, I think. My normal writing voice is too bloody serious. Must adopt different personas! For the next couple of days, though, I think I'm going to work on a shorter story I got the idea for a while back, as I'd like to have something ready for writer's group on Saturday.

Wrote up an article and sent it to a low-paying but professional-looking market. Have another one that will mostly require me to rewrite the opening--the rest is pretty good stuff--but my sinuses were bugging me today so I didn't get much done on that. Did query a bunch of software companies about the possibility of doing reading comp writing for them, got a couple 'not looking right now but may later, we'll keep you on file' and one 'passing it on to the content head', so I don't feel too bad about that. :)

Fretting about money a lot. It's silly. We have enough. I just... want to be able to save so much more than we are. Mostly, I want to stop paying rent. Must work on that patience thing.

Must also go check dinner as it should be ready.

mlc

My Books


Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014


The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015


A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015


The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012


The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013


The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014


Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014


Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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