August 4th, 2010

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Thanks very much to everybody for their comments on my posts about Harry. :) It really did make me feel better.

I feel kind of sick today (probably allergy-related), so I suspect I won't get much done.


Progress on the third The Cloud Roads book, which still needs a title:


32337 / 120000 words. 27% done!


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planetalyx has posted an interview on life and writing with Connie Willis:
Even worse than the rejection slips (and I don’t care what anyone says, it’s impossible not to take them personally), was the disapproval of friends and extended family (my immediate family has always been great) and their feeling that I was wasting my time and should get a “real” job. Best of all was the conversation that went like this:

“And what do you do?”

“I’m a writer.”

“Oh. Have you ever sold anything?”

I finally got so sick of having to say “no” (and of worrying about not contributing anything financially–one of our neighbors actually said, “How does your husband feel about your mooching off him like that?”)...