April 2007


What with all the NaNoEdMo and hurricane story revisions, I must not
be doing enough plotting. I’m having really narrative dreams
again.

Tonight’s was a murder trial, the witness in danger from a serial
killer, the people trying to save her life, and breast cancer. It
sounds like a movie of the week, doesn’t it?


In honor of Jo Walton’s International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day, I give you Corporate Oversight. Enjoy!
(The nifty graphic is by John Scalzi.)

I’ll be doing the Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading at Wiscon this year. Saturday, May 26, 4:00-5:15 p.m.
People reading:
Kristine Smith, Jennifer Pelland, Nancy Jane Moore, Katherine Mankiller, Lyda Morehouse, Sue Lange, Anne Harris, Rina Elson, Jennifer Dunne, Leah Rose Cutter

Yes, I’m still a slacker. But this is a really good query! Honest! Quality is better than quantity, although in an ideal world there would be both.
I’m also considering not bothering with the SASEs in my script queries. It would be different if they scribbled “No!” on my query and stuffed it into the SASE, but no. They’re throwing my postage away. It’s not like the $4.07 in SASEs that have already been thrown away is going to break me or anything, it’s more that it’s annoying. I mean, I could use that postage for short story SASEs instead.
In the case of one of my first queries, I pulled up the file and noticed a GINORMOUS TYPO OF D00M!!!!! in the query. I kept waiting for the recipient to get out a red pen and write, “GR, F,” and drop it into my SASE, but apparently mocking me is not worth the effort. Alas.
I’m currently at 3 queries out and 4 contest entries. I’m done with the contest entries for this year, though. I meant to be done at 3. Blame Misha.
Is it June yet? I was going to try to use Celtx for Script Frenzy because the file format is subversion-friendly. Of course, I have no idea what I’m going to write…

Story sales in March: 0

Story submissions in March: 1

Story rejections in March: 1

Script queries in March: 2

Script requests in March: 0

Script query rejections in March: 1

Script queries with no response written off in March: 11

Script contest entries in March: 0

Total story sales to date: 3

Total story rejections to date: 80

Current stories in circulation: 4

Current number of scripts in contests: 3

Current number of script queries out: 2 (I’m a slacker!)

First novel status: Revised extensively in March (NaNoEdMo), on hiatus. I need a break. I do think it’s improved, though.

I got a bunch of critiques for the hurricane story, but am expecting more next weekend (yay!), so I’m going to wait and revise after I get those.