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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The Dog Ate My Homework

Okay, so I've been a bad, bad blogger. No posts for a while. So, in the Life of Jackie, we have the following:

- I've got just over 40,000 words in the WIP. For anyone not familiar with word count and what that means writing-wise, figure that the average debut novel clocks in at 80,000 words. So I'm a little more than halfway done. My goal for finishing the first draft is October 31. Yeah, of this year. T-minus 19 days and counting. (WIP is work in progress. But you knew that, didn't you?)

- I'm not doing NaNo. For the uninitiated, November is National Novel Writing Month. Yeah, really. Lots of people sign up and agree to bang out 50,000 words of completely new material. Me, I'm taking November to sleep.

- A couple stories have been rejected from various magazines. Ah well. Still had five acceptances this year so far for my short works, which is three more than I had hoped for. So no real sadness here.

- Loving Husband and I have decided where we're moving. Yay, us! Now all we have to do is sell our house...which has been on the market for more than 30 days, without a nibble. Drat.

- The cats, apparently, don't want us to move. Why else would they vomit and bat their poop around the house on the days we show it to prospective buyers?

- Tax Deductions, Elder and Younger, have begun to conspire against LH and me. At least, I'm convinced it's a plot. Why else would one child insist on waking up before the crack of ass when the other child wants to sleep in?

There you have it. Life in a nutshell.

Book Buzz of the Day
Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman. I haven't read this yet, but everything Neil does is amazing. Bar none. He's my god of writing. Bow down before the power of Gaiman!

The new issue of Wild Child Publishing is finally up and running! Check out, among other fabulous entries, the following:
- "Soldimehndi," by Rabe Phillips. Dark fantasy at its finest.
- "Those Union Irony Blues," by Robert D. Rowntree. A very fun, very clever flash science fiction piece.
- Interview with Margaret Weis, by yours truly. The lady is a goddess in her own write--er, right.

Can you tell I was the editor for these pieces? ((insert innocent smile here))

But I'm proud of all of our content, so check out all our content. Enjoy!


At 8:38 PM, Blogger Rabe said...

Oh wow!!!

I so need to go check out that Rabe Phillips story, as I do love me some good dark fantasy! ;)

At 10:36 PM, Blogger Jackie said...

I think you'll be pretty impressed. Actually, I think the writing will really speak to you. ;-)


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