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Writing Progress: Mortal Clay, Metal Heart

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Did vasty gobs of research on early steel manufacturing and consolidated my notes on the Qin Dynasty, Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi, and his terracotta army. Ad hoc research win! 'Cept I have to force myself to remember not to get too caught up in the research and neglect to write the story.


Writing Stuff

New Words:
• 1.5K on the terracotta warrior steampunk Asian fantasy, tentatively titled "Mortal Clay, Metal Heart." It seems to be acquiring Pygmalion overtones, too. Urg. Must keep it under 6K words…

• Note from my Cricket editor letting me know that "The Tortoise Bride" has been slotted for the October issue. Woohoo!
• Email from norilana pointing me to an excellent review at Someone's Read it Already of Returning My Sister's Face:

Overall, I really enjoyed this collection. I’m not familiar with very many East Asian folk or fairy tales, and this was a great introduction, I thought. Ms. Foster’s comments explaining her inspiration were also quite helpful, and it’s definitely convinced me that not only should more authors write in these settings, but that I should search out some of the original tales myself. I’d recommend it to nearly everyone


I'm feeling:
accomplished accomplished
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On April 17th, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC), j_cheney commented:
It seems to be acquiring Pygmalion overtones, too....

So, I read this, and my mind immediately makes the jump to My fair Lady, and I'm picturing terra cotta warriors jumping about the couches and singing....

It's chaos inside my head. Sorry.
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On April 17th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Oh, that's brilliant! You totally need to write that story!
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On April 17th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC), j_cheney replied:
Hmmmm....Perhaps I can work them into that tale of the Scullery Maid and the Samovar Warriors.

::rubs hands together and snickers::
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