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Haven't Been Posting Much

Not that anyone's really noticed, I'm sure. Yeah, I've got my Eeyore on.

For what it's worth:

It's taken me nearly a month, but I finally finished writing Medea. It was much, much harder than I thought. She's a deeply wounded person, and it's not the sort of thing that one gets over. I'm just not sure that it's up to snuff. And I"m not sure that I'm going to be able to find someone to edit it. Poor pirateguillermo has been a saint through it all. He's given me the time and space and encouragement to finish it. And he's already on my ass about starting the next part, which will be the last of this book.

My friend Rod was fired. It was a giant scandal: the owner of our company started picking on him and Rod retaliated in a rather loud and inappropriate manner. As a result, he's having the contents of his cube mailed to his house. The shame is that he takes almost 19 years of experience at this job with him. He's told me in the meantime that he's been very unhappy and unmotivated at his job lately and he thinks that's taken its toll. The guys are all busy trying to find excuses for him, but I can't say I'm surprised that he was fired. Sad, yes. Surprised, no.

pirateguillermo and I are househunting. We've looked at places in the Los Gatos Mountains and Bear Creek, and we've just put an offer on a really cute place we saw in Boulder Creek. If we get it, we're going to be po' for a while. Real po'. The poor Pirate's in shock.

And that's my sad story. How pedestrian, I know.


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Jun. 29th, 2004 06:50 pm (UTC)
Oooh, househunting! How exciting!
Jun. 29th, 2004 08:13 pm (UTC)
Glad you're finished with Medea -- sounds like you had a hell of a time with her. If you want an editor, I have a lot of free time on my hands and I'd be happy to help, though if you don't trust Random Internet Girl I'll understand. :)
Jun. 30th, 2004 11:46 am (UTC)
I'd love you to edit it, but you should know what you're getting into:

This is a first draft of one chunk of a novel I'm nearly finished with. This chunk is 36k words (about 120 pages) and, when finished, I anticipate will be about 20k words.

I'm not looking for line edits just yet. I'm looking for defining where in the mess that I've written the story actually happens and then cutting out the dead mess around it. I've been a writer too long to take criticism personally, so I don't care if you tell me that the first 2,000 words are complete crap, but it's important that you give me your honest opinion.

I have a high degree of confidence in some parts of the tale, and a certain knowledge that other parts suck. So...if you think that you're up to it (and I'd love you to do it, considering that your writing is beautiful), drop me an email (cincaef at coprosperitysphere dot com). I'd be happy to heave it at you and we can talk further.
Jun. 29th, 2004 09:44 pm (UTC)
What sort of editing are you looking for? You know I'll be happy to help if I can. I'm far behind though - I took Ian's manuscript on holiday and still haven't looked at it! That's not a very good thing to say...or do.
Congrats on house hunting...er, buying. Scary, isn't it? Exhilirating, too, though.
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