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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
Some stuff makes a post! 
20th-Feb-2015 10:43 am
Hearth
The snow continues to be a burden. I know I haven't blathered much about it here (or much about anything here), but it is just exhausting. Nine feet in three weeks is ridic. I posted this link on Facebook before our most recent two-more-feet storm. Still accurate. So there's the physical obstacle of the snow, and the psychological impact of being snowbound. February is being very difficult.

Seriously do google around to find pics of the epic snow, if you haven't seen them already.

A couple of beta readers have finished the novel, yay! Intimidatingly, they... are not giving me much to fix. They really like it as-is, which the occasional question that I can resolve with an additional sentence here and there.

I was unprepared for this? Honestly it only got a little expanded from Draft Zero, and... the received wisdom is that you do a shitty first draft and then you do like 6 more drafts and then you throw it in a drawer and write six more novels that you lather rinse repeat with, and then you turn out a competent novel. So. I was not prepared to spend a chunk of yesterday looking for agents. Hello I am bewildered but... I guess I have to do something with the book?

The answer to "who are you dating" is increasingly complicated, but in a way that is really working for me. :)

Hm. What else? My birthday is coming up! The thing I want more than anything else is for someone to come help me paint my home office. Small room, quick job, but my hands don't work well enough to tackle it on my own.

The thing I want most besides that is a four-poster or canopy bed - wood, not metal; metal gets cold - so if you see one for cheap, let me know.

Also I have a wishlist that cleverly links to the rest of my wishlists. I do not need stuff but if you like to get people stuff, that is the stuff I am particularly interested in.

Yes, that's a 40-pound crate of cereal marshmallows. I AM FOLLOWING MY DREAMS.

Okay. Showertime so I can make my hair pretty, because tonight is Adam's and my belated Valentine's Day dinner at Alden & Harlow! (Thank you for the gift card, Aunt Mary Ann!)
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20th-Feb-2015 07:02 pm (UTC)
Well, maybe you're just, you know, a good writer. Ahem.

I'm not sure how many drafts my books will go through, but I don't it's going to be very many. The feedback I've been getting so far is similar to what you describe (particularly being able to fix things with a couple of sentences). And for the bigger things people have suggested, my internal response is often I've already thought of that and you'll find out soon. We're just not there yet.
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