Monthly Archives: February 2009

The cult of me

When I did community theatre I used to make fun of actors. Unstable, I used to say. Insecure, I’d say even louder. Always worried about how they looked, whether they were “on”, whether they had enough lines. Typical navel-gazing bullshit. … Continue reading

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Me edit story good

My editing skills have taken a turn for the worse. There was a time when I slashed phrases with the best of them, thought nothing of cutting the pretty fat from my babies. Now? Now I’m pregnant with words. Dude–I’m … Continue reading

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Blood on the page

Jeez–my edit marks outnumber my actual words. Draft one–you are a trainwreck. Still, it feels good to finish the first pass. There’s good stuff in there, I just have to cut the wheat from the chaff. Cull the smaller fish. … Continue reading

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Now my failure, I mean story, is complete

The first draft of my new short story Netherhouse Liquidation is complete. And yet, I am plagued by question–why do I always want to spell short story as shorty? Discuss.

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In lieu of content I give you a list

My brain resists all attempts to wring creative blogging from it, so instead I note my writing goals for 2009: 1. Finish the short story I’m working on, which features the same characters and setting as my new novel-in-progress. 2. … Continue reading

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