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Time for a sign of life? One of those this-and-that updates, I guess.

I've been playing the guitar something mean, and making some progress on blues riffs that are actually tougher than I gave them credit for.

I've also set up my new copywriting website (in Danish), which should count as work, although it's actually unpaid and a lot of fun. There's also been a slew of paid work (yeah!) which I've handled to the content of everyone involved. Always nice when that happens.

Fictionwise I've mostly been revising, brushing up a handful of stories that came back with a note from editors or readers. That means I've currently got 13 stories under consideration (one of which has most likely been lost somewhere - queries to follow). I also plotted Mrs. D's corrections into the novel. Before I know it, it'll be time for query letters to agents, an entirely new genre for me.

One new SF short story is in the works, but that one is special to me, so that makes it surprisingly hard to write. On the other hand, it's a story I can't keep bottled up any longer, so I guess it'll come out during the next month or so.

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(Anonymous)
Mar. 26th, 2013 05:24 am (UTC)
>>One new SF short story is in the works, but that one is special to me, so that makes it surprisingly hard to write.

Sounds like a good one. :)

It looks like you've been really busy--well, who isn't. I just saw this and thought I'd drop by and cheer you onwards.
rcloenen_ruiz
Mar. 26th, 2013 05:26 am (UTC)
If an anonymous comment shows up, that's probably me. Rather chagrined that I didn't notice my failure to log-in.

Here's to all the writing and the good stuff.
jakobdrud
Mar. 26th, 2013 05:54 am (UTC)
The anonymous thing happens to me half the time I post from my phone, even when I'm sure I've logged in, so no worries.

I *think* it's going to be a good story (novellette sized at a guess). Close to personal experience, yet far in the future... I'll share more when I have it, but for the moment I'm in the idea-phase of the project and 'excitement' sums it up the best.
musingaloud
Mar. 26th, 2013 12:44 pm (UTC)
Funny, I had just thought about you this morning and realized you hadn't posted for a while. Glad you've been busy in a good way! Stories that are hard to write are usually really good ones!
jakobdrud
Mar. 26th, 2013 05:36 pm (UTC)
It's been a long leave of absence - busy, but not overwhelmingly so. Not until tonight, that is. I had a deadline, and Word or my computer decided to destroy the document just before dinner :-( Found it again after a long search, only to be unable to send it because my wifi connection acted up.

But now! I have! Spring break! (Or Easter break as we call it here). We're taking a short trip to a cottage with access to an indoor tropical aqua park.
musingaloud
Mar. 26th, 2013 07:15 pm (UTC)
Oooh, sounds like fun! Have a great time. We used to call it Easter break here, too. Until that got politically incorrect. ::sigh::
jakobdrud
Mar. 27th, 2013 06:15 am (UTC)
Hah, here it would be politically incorrect to call it spring break -- we still have two inches of snow...
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