Tuesday, June 17, 2008

No pictures and fewer words

I've been post-shy of late. Rather than spending time on the internet playing games, surfing Ravelry, and generally goofing off, I've been pounding away at final* revisions to my mystery novel, Death Under a Plastic Orchard. Today is the day that I have finished the book -- or, as a mentor of mine once put it, I beat it out of myself. Feels good.

It's a tremendous, 85,000-word milestone, one that is as fraught with uncertainties as all the other creative pursuits I "enjoy." Can I get an agent? Can the agent sell it? If not, will I write another? How many will I have to write before one can be sold? Is there really such a thing as a top quark? It's sure to be an adventure.

To that end, this blog has now spawned, in the interest of focus. My life and work as a writer and artist shall be detailed (but not too detailed!) here. I'm sure stray bits will find themselves to this here crafty blog, but I know the truth: y'all are out for yarn pr0n. Heck, so am I. Let's give 'em what they want.

This will be a cordial separation, with little property to divide and no children. In fact, the two blogs intend to remain close friends. But be aware that all agreements are off if the book gets published. (Just saying.)

Before long, I'm hoping for a finished glove shot. That's a maybe/maybe not kind of thing, which is a long story involving a bit of a joke I want to play... Let's just say, I can't wait for the FO pics. Not a peep till then, y'hear?


* Ha, ha. There will be more, should it find its little way to publication. Only for now it's good enough to show people. That's saying something.


Star said...

congratulations! you must feel like you've just given birth -- now you just have to worry about getting the kid into Harvard. Right? :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, congratulations!!! From one author seeking an agent & publisher to another, the best of luck to you. I'll be sure & check out your other blog.

Gena said...

Nice job! I figured you were busy writing a play or some such, but finishing a book - that's impressive!

I always wanted to write a novel, but it is apparent I am not creative enough. Hell, I have a hard time writing a 1000 word abstract about what I do every single day!

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Octopus Knits said...

Congratulations! That is quite a piece of work. Good luck with the agent/publishing part of the process : )