- Payment from Pseudopod for "Wanting to Want."
- Galley proofs for "Body and Soul Art" from the ASIM Best of Horror anthology.
- The anthology Bash Down the Door and Slice Open the Badguy with "Mistress Fortune Favors the Unlucky" is now out! I've been looking forward to this one for a while. I anticipate many belly laughs and chuckles. Will commence staking out the mailbox for my contrib. copy . . .
- 900 on the Fox Princess novel. And it's a mini-milestone; I'm past "short story" length!
I've noticed myself doing something anomalous, writing-wise, with this novel. I'm putting down the dialogue and using it as a sort of place holder, skimming over scene, setting, and action with the intention of going back to fill those in later. I've never done this before.
It keeps the story moving, both in my head and on the page, but it makes for a somewhat Spartan and dialogue-heavy initial draft. I suspect that may change in my next chapter, which will involve far more action than the previous ones, which were indeed a lot of talk-talk scenes.
Makes me think, though. I've been asked before about my writing "style," whether I outline, how much research I do, if I write chronologically, etc. And the more I write, the more I'm certain that I don't have a set method, per se. I put words on the page in whatever manner I can get them down.
Are other writers more structured than I am?
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