Hey Genius!

You forgot to wear pants!
Ha ha! Made you look!

April 25, 2005

Rejected again. Damn.

4/25/2005 01:10:00 p.m.

From the rejection letter:
Thank you for submitting "Outside, Looking In" to Strange Horizons, but we've decided not to accept it for publication. This is an intriguing and poetically written piece; we all liked it (I felt the story really hit its stride at the point when the protagonist showed up on Earth). But overall it didn't really hold together for us.

At least they liked it enough to give me positive feedback, and not a "Please quit sending us stuff" letter like Snoopy always seems to get.

On to the next one. F&SF, probably.

Or maybe ASF, or something along those lines. I was thinking of a different story, one that's more definitely on the Fantasy side of the curtain ("Fimbulvetr", if you're interested).

April 14, 2005

Done step 8; starting step 9

4/14/2005 11:03:00 p.m.

So now I have the list of scenes / chapters (87 in total -- apparently part I has the most chapters in it...), and now I get to write the "scene expansion". Then the first draft.

Lookin' forward to it. And I'm still excited by this story, which is a good sign, I think.

April 11, 2005

yet more snowflake

4/11/2005 09:29:00 p.m.

Working on Part 8, the spreadsheet view of the story, chapter by chapter or maybe scene by scene. I did Part I tonight, and I wound up with 46 chapter/scenes in total. Some will be short; others will be longer.

April 08, 2005

Hi Doug!

4/08/2005 12:05:00 p.m.

So this is my blog. Pretty damn boring, eh?