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Long Time, No Me

November 2, 2010

It’s been a while since I posted.  I haven’t made any progress on my market list due to limited time.  When I do get time, I’m writing.  To make matters worse, I’m sick — not stay-home-from-work sick, just feel-miserable-and-don’t-want-to-move sick.  Trick-or-Treating with my daughter did me in.  Cold air.  My throat hurts just thinking about it.  Who am I kidding, my throat hurts anyway.

I’m probably wasting my time working on my Codex Halloween story (title abbreviation: GotJ) because the Halloween elements aren’t going to be removed easily and I honestly don’t want to.  The main characters’ names are Ghost and Boo (the former comments on the painful coincidence), the term trick-or-treat comes up (in different context), and the space station is called the Jack-o-Lantern.  I could remove the trick-or-treat reference, I guess, and it wouldn’t be too bad.  I’m a bit attached to Ghost (Geist, really, but is referred to both ways) and Boo as names.  And the Jack-o-Lantern stays.  So it will make a far easier sell for an October issue than a January (which seems more likely what’s being read for now).

I think I’m procrastinating on the novel.  I need to just get the damn thing drafted so I can edit.  I’m just a little overwhelmed.  I need to build up on my planning.  I actually like the concept of the spreadsheet J.K. Rowling used; I may try something like that.  Organization is not my strong suit.  A little effort there, though, should get me back on track.

I’ll put forth an effort to share more soon.

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  1. November 2, 2010 9:24 am

    Halloween stories sell all the time (send it out simultaneously to every pro market in Jan or Feb). Someone will pick it up!

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