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Spring Reading Thing 2011

If I wanted to make an excuse, I could say that RoW80 has adversely affected my reading progress, but really, I’ve been lazy. To fix what ails my reading list, I’m going to sign up for Spring Reading Thing 2011. (Thanks to fellow-RoW80er Robin for the bringing it up!) Also, April 9th is Dewey’s Read-a-Thon! I’m looking forward to it.

Spring Reading Thing 2011 List


Finish Prospero Lost by L. Jagi Lamplighter (Women of Fantasy, Spec Fic)


The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (Women of Science Fiction, Spec Fic)


Finish Jo’s Girls ed. by Christian McEwen
Finish Sleight of Hand by Peter S. Beagle (Spec Fic)
Q’s Legacy by Helene Hanff (Read Me Baby)
The Flight of the Eisenstein by James Swallow (Spec Fic)
Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie (Read Me Baby)
The Call of Stories by Robert Coles (Read Me Baby)

I’d also like to get through some of the Nebula novella/novelette nominees by May 21st.

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#RoW80 – Mar. 20th Check In

I am a procrastinator. In college, if I started writing a paper the night before it was due…well, that was because I had more than one paper due on the same day. Oh, I’d do my research in advance. I’d even take a few notes. Any assignments to do pre-outlines or to turn in early bibliographies were ignored or faked. My grades were good. But I am a procrastinator and I always will be. I think I need the extra stress, extra stimulus, to get dysphoric me moving.

I wrote 1100 words on Weds. and 1000 on Thurs. The manuscript is at 49.4K

At the moment, there isn’t much more to write on Luck for Hire. It seems that it’s time to let it sit for a while. Eric went through the outline on Thursday and didn’t come up with anything to add. The reformulated plan was this: I’d finish the two unfinished scenes I have left on Friday and Saturday. Take Sunday off as usual, and then do a read-through/clean-up on Monday-Thursday.

I spent Friday and Saturday playing EverQuest2.

So, today, I finish those two scenes. Shouldn’t be more than 1500 words. Then four days of an editing pass. If I’m smart, I pace myself and get a quarter done each day. And I take good notes because for at least part of the next RoW80, I’m going to leave Luck behind. Eric’s going to do a read-through during that time, mull it a bit, and maybe rewrite a bit. Then we’ll come back to it and see what’s what.