Tuesday, December 02, 2014

In Process - November, 2014

First Draft
Limering”. Around 104,000 words. I am so sick of this.

“Selkie Girls are Easy”. As promised, final proofread and sent out.
“Wind/Water/Salt”. I have all these notes for myself, like “there was an old woman who swallowed a fly -> Susannah’s motivation.” And “Use the pirates!” These notes aren’t that useful, really.

I have revised chapters 1 and 2 so much by now that when this gets published as a book, it might actually be interesting for people to look at the two original pieces of flash that I wrote that wound up leading to the rest of the novel. Some evenings I sit down with this thing and just despair. Can I ever chisel the good bits from all the crap?

Scott Westerfeld and Justine Larbalestiere were at a local Chapters.

I seem to have moved to that level where I get the nice rejections. A reader said there was a lot to like, which is pretty gratifying.

“Ceremonial Armour” (Kaffe Fassett, knit from a photo). Slogging away on second sleeve. 
“St. Anthony’s Ribbon” (self-designed).  Less than a strip from the armholes. I will get there before Christmas! Mostly because the sleeve will be great mindless knitting, and portable.
Angee Socks (Sock Innovation). Radically changed pattern so it’s an 80-stitch boy sock. First sock done.
Shorts by Joan McGowan Michael. Radically changed pattern to go top down so I won’t have a seam since I intend to wear these on hoop, and seams would suck.

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