Monday, November 03, 2014

In process -- October 2014



First Draft
Limering”. Around 96,000 words? Seems like a lot.

Editing

“As light as a bird”. (short story) Finished and shipped. I only did that because Cath Schaff-Stump sent out a request for VP13 to do a 5-year update, and I needed to say I’d done something. On my final draft I thought I had done pretty much everything, and I was just copy editing, and I wound up deleting about half of the stuff I’d put in the last couple of drafts, which was odd.

“Selkie Girls are Easy”. Having seen seals in the wild, I did a draft where I bolstered the scenes and setting. I read this http://www.tor.com/stories/2014/10/this-chance-planet-elizabeth-bear and looked at how she handled time passage and transitions because it’s something I think I could work on. Then a couple of days later she tweeted that she sucked at writing transitions (probably not her exact words), which I thought was funny because it’s all relative. Hers seem better than mine. Though this whole concept of marking where my scenes start and end is really helpful in finding what sections of the story are absolute crap.

You know, the previous draft of this story was from Nov 2013. That’s way too long to let something sit almost finished. I may work a lot on these stories, but I don’t finish nearly enough of them. Anyway, I let Ed read this one, and he liked it. I’ll do a final proofread and send it out. 




Connecting
Sent my VP13 5-year update to Cath. 

Circulating
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Knitting
“Ceremonial Armour” (Kaffe Fassett, knit from a photo). Finished first sleeve, started second. 
“St. Anthony’s Ribbon” (self-designed). Did maybe half a row of the body (a row is 1.25 inches). 
Rick socks from Sock Innovation. Finished.
Reversible cable cuff socks (Lily Chin’s “Power Cables”). Finished.
Knotty but Nice Hat (knitty Winter 2009). Finished.
Socks. Started.




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