i have to keep reminding myself that it is 2014, because i am starting off by . . . rewriting the england sections of talassio yet again. i had a feeling they’re still too slow, but i wanted to get some outside confirmation . . . and now i have it, in the form of agent responses. it’s frustrating to have to work on these chapters Yet Again, but everything else seems to get a check mark: idea is good, mythology is original, writing is lovely. it just takes too long to get moving.
perhaps, then, a last hump to start a good year?
in other news:
- i had a last acceptance just before the bells rang out: “the queen of lakes” will be in fae this year. i did right by rose at last!
- i will probably be lurking at both fogcon and wiscon this year.
- i finished stephenson’s quicksilver and i am still working through my muddled feelings about it, which i may put here eventually.
- i am very much overdue to get back to workshopping and critiquing, and apologies to anyone out there that i promised to crit last november. i need to finish this england revision and then i will be able to focus on other tasks.
aaaaand i am now officially procrastinating. sigh. the holiday was quiet, the year is new, yet the burnout lingers . . . but this revision ain’t gonna write itself.