juniper: Typing at a computer. (writing)
Friday, March 5th, 2010 09:16 pm
Wizards Don't Go Home Again is finally done. (This is the story that was previously titled What Would Have Happened.)

Finally. 4800 words and four months after I started fighting with it. It may need definitely needs some cleanup - which I'm sure BRAWL will be happy to tell me about - but it's done. Which I'm just as happy about, because I feel like it's important to have at least one piece set in the House of the Mad Russian running amok at once.

Though I am kind of hoping that the next piece I write is a bit less depressing than this one. I think the stress from $payingJob may have snuck into this one and tainted the protagonist a bit, though not nearly as badly as it did with Sufficiently Advanced Printing, which is probably never going to sell precisely because it really is just too much about normal work.

Unless I become sufficiently rich and famous that everything I've ever written that I'm willing to let see the light of day is in demand, and then some. (There are some things that should never be seen, though. *shudder*)
juniper: Fuchsia rejected (rejection)
Thursday, November 19th, 2009 08:41 pm
I got a rejection letter today from an agent for River's Wrath.

It was a *very* nice rejection letter, that boiled down to, "There are chunks of your manuscript that I really enjoyed, and chunks I didn't like so much, and I was torn...I'm very sorry I took so long dithering, good luck with your work, but I'm going to have to turn you down...this time. Please send me more of your stuff."

Ahem.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGH!!!!! Dammit! Thank you, Ms. Agent. You are now on my list of marvelous people, and you will see future work but, but...agh!

*sigh*

I'm really, really starting to think I should pull the manuscript back from Baen and ask BRAWL to crit it.
juniper: Typing at a computer. (Default)
Sunday, September 6th, 2009 10:13 am
I should hopefully have word count on something that's solely mine this evening. But in the mean time, I will simply observe that I really, really hope that this article about Urban Fantasy taking off in the SpecFic market is right.

Because yesterday was the one year mark from the last time I heard from Baen about River's Wrath, and while I am happily chugging away on Iron Debt, and trying to get my foot in the door on the short fiction market (two stories out on submission, third to go out in Tuesday morning's mail) I am still hopeful that someday, Wrath will see the light of day.

I probably should email the nice junior publisher at Baen and see if anything's happened lately. But for the moment, I think I will focus on writing. And hope does spring eternal, especially on lovely autumn days like today.