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I took some time off after the big turnover, and that was good, but today was clearly the start of a new round of projects. There's stuff brewing on all fronts, and I'll have lots to talk about at the Alliterates meeting on Monday. It's February, and I'm booking work for September. That's always good.

However, I need to decide just how far to go with some of the smaller (but satisfying) work, and how far to go in keeping up momentum with fiction at the expense of games. I keep saying I'll do less games and more fiction, but I keep doing more games and letting fiction slide.

And yet... The second novel keeps tugging at me. I really want to dig into that again tomorrow.

What else? Got my poem back from The New Yorker, rejected (no surprise, honestly). I feel a certain satisfaction in having at least submitted there. Probably won't happen again, though.

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sadrx
Feb. 10th, 2007 05:54 am (UTC)
Care to share a poem you would consider potentially worth The New Yorker -- if not publicly, at least with me? ;)

I have been studying such subjects at my university and am quite interested.
mouseferatu
Feb. 10th, 2007 06:51 am (UTC)
"It's February, and I'm booking work for September."

Have I mentioned how much I hate you? :-P

Not really, of course, but I am grossly envious. I've never managed to fill my schedule more than a few months in advance. I don't even know what I'm doing after the current novel gig, and I doubt that'll take me much longer than some time in April for first draft (assuming nothing goes wrong, knock on wood, cross fingers, sacrifice a goat).
the_monkey_king
Feb. 10th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
Someone, probably Jay Lake, once pointed out to me that comparing yourself to other writers is always a losing game. That said...

I may be booked 6 months in advance, but the volume of work I do per year is likely only a third of what you do. Last year was my busiest ever since I took a day job, and I did just 300,000 words or so. I suspect you manage that in 6 o 8 months. You may are too efficient to have a big backlog.

That said, I'm grossly envious of your novel contract. :)
neutronjockey
Feb. 11th, 2007 06:25 am (UTC)
Quantify no more!
Simply use a qualitative structure: I will run merely good games though I will strive to write great fiction!
oni_anne
Feb. 11th, 2007 08:14 am (UTC)
Maybe we should get cracking on your website! :)
the_monkey_king
Feb. 11th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
Excellent idea. I'm told the logo is almost done, and I've actually got the first small posts ready to roll.

We should probably talk about file hosting and the boards again... I can't remember the details.
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