working...

Jan. 17th, 2011 08:35 pm
ksmith: (outin)
Hates my process. Stabbity hate.

That is all.

working...

Jan. 17th, 2011 08:35 pm
ksmith: (outin)
Hates my process. Stabbity hate.

That is all.
ksmith: (bored now)
What about book reviews that are too favorable, that the author themselves realize are just too, too much?

The same authors who mope and whine about a negative comment here and there are only too glad to accept praise that is not warranted, kudos they do not deserve. But how often does an author ever come out and admit that the praise showered on his book was excessive, inappropriate, ill-considered, unseemly or flat-out wrong? That’s the sort of thing that takes real moral fiber, real guts. You know, like admitting that H. L. Mencken wouldn’t have been caught dead beaming at your book.
ksmith: (bored now)
What about book reviews that are too favorable, that the author themselves realize are just too, too much?

The same authors who mope and whine about a negative comment here and there are only too glad to accept praise that is not warranted, kudos they do not deserve. But how often does an author ever come out and admit that the praise showered on his book was excessive, inappropriate, ill-considered, unseemly or flat-out wrong? That’s the sort of thing that takes real moral fiber, real guts. You know, like admitting that H. L. Mencken wouldn’t have been caught dead beaming at your book.
ksmith: (gimme a break)
Work tomorrow. Please, no.

I have fallen behind on email and blog reading. I may never catch up.

We had record-breaking heat this weekend, hi 80s and humid. Of course, I had the furnace PM'd Friday.

Picked up my framed pictures. The Craft "Turandot" looks stunning, as do the book covers. The CI cover painting is now hanging above the living room couch.

BUFFY is apparently my comfort TV. I ran through Season 6 a few weeks ago, but instead of going on to 7, I went back to the beginning, and am watching it in order. Just finished Season 2 tonight, in between laundry and dinner and filling out the questions for an interview.

Need to get ready for tomorrow. Don't want to go.

This disjointed ramble brought to you by the letters P and Q and the number 12.
ksmith: (gimme a break)
Work tomorrow. Please, no.

I have fallen behind on email and blog reading. I may never catch up.

We had record-breaking heat this weekend, hi 80s and humid. Of course, I had the furnace PM'd Friday.

Picked up my framed pictures. The Craft "Turandot" looks stunning, as do the book covers. The CI cover painting is now hanging above the living room couch.

BUFFY is apparently my comfort TV. I ran through Season 6 a few weeks ago, but instead of going on to 7, I went back to the beginning, and am watching it in order. Just finished Season 2 tonight, in between laundry and dinner and filling out the questions for an interview.

Need to get ready for tomorrow. Don't want to go.

This disjointed ramble brought to you by the letters P and Q and the number 12.
ksmith: (brollie)
It's apparently never going to stop raining. I'm taking the day off to build an ark.

I'm also going to try to fit grocery shopping and general mental health maintenance in between the raindrops.

Last night I did two loads of laundry, found a lost checkbook after only an hour's search, and figured out how to hook up/program the DVD player so it worked with the Comcast box. Odd that I feel that I wasted the evening...unless you count the fact that I wedged two Buffy episodes into the mix and didn't do any writing.

A day without writing seems a day wasted, no matter what else I accomplish. Don't know whether that's good or bad.
ksmith: (brollie)
It's apparently never going to stop raining. I'm taking the day off to build an ark.

I'm also going to try to fit grocery shopping and general mental health maintenance in between the raindrops.

Last night I did two loads of laundry, found a lost checkbook after only an hour's search, and figured out how to hook up/program the DVD player so it worked with the Comcast box. Odd that I feel that I wasted the evening...unless you count the fact that I wedged two Buffy episodes into the mix and didn't do any writing.

A day without writing seems a day wasted, no matter what else I accomplish. Don't know whether that's good or bad.
ksmith: (gimme a break)
1. House/yard
2. Day job
3. Writing

Pick two out of three.
ksmith: (gimme a break)
1. House/yard
2. Day job
3. Writing

Pick two out of three.
ksmith: (Default)
At this point, I'm used to people asking me, sometimes jokingly and sometimes not so, when the books will be made into a movie.

I'm just not used to them asking me in the middle of the company credit union, over the lunch hour, in a loud voice, when the place is busy and all the tellers are listening.

Not so gallant me, I'm afraid. I said "I don't even know how to answer that question."
ksmith: (Default)
At this point, I'm used to people asking me, sometimes jokingly and sometimes not so, when the books will be made into a movie.

I'm just not used to them asking me in the middle of the company credit union, over the lunch hour, in a loud voice, when the place is busy and all the tellers are listening.

Not so gallant me, I'm afraid. I said "I don't even know how to answer that question."
ksmith: (Default)
I have a cold. It's not a bad cold, but it's there. Scratchy/sore throat. Some sneezing. Nose running a bit. Just worn down enough so that run of the mill stuff requires a little effort. Throat's at the grabby stage, where the tickle's enough to drive you crazy, which usually means we're on the downside. Here's hoping I'm ok by Monday. Here's hoping I'm ok sooner than that, because every time I cough, King has to rush over and find out why I made that sound. A muffled cough must mean something else in Dog because every time he hears it, it's as though it's the first time. It gets his attention.

ENDGAME galleys arrived a couple of days ago. They are indeed quite spiff. Page proofs have been gone over and pages with errors shipped off to Eos. (EDIT: many thanks to the proofreader. these pages were in much better shape. Minor slips, including one sentence fragment that slipped under everyone's radar for months, mine included)

That means I'm well and truly done with this one. I can work on other things with a clear head. Set up the office wireless. Clean the office. Clean the linen closet. Make a big pot o' veggie chili.

I made scones yesterday. Summer Berry Scones, the recipe courtesy of the Dannon Vanilla Yogurt container.

Image behind the cut as a mercy to uninterested friends )
ksmith: (Default)
I have a cold. It's not a bad cold, but it's there. Scratchy/sore throat. Some sneezing. Nose running a bit. Just worn down enough so that run of the mill stuff requires a little effort. Throat's at the grabby stage, where the tickle's enough to drive you crazy, which usually means we're on the downside. Here's hoping I'm ok by Monday. Here's hoping I'm ok sooner than that, because every time I cough, King has to rush over and find out why I made that sound. A muffled cough must mean something else in Dog because every time he hears it, it's as though it's the first time. It gets his attention.

ENDGAME galleys arrived a couple of days ago. They are indeed quite spiff. Page proofs have been gone over and pages with errors shipped off to Eos. (EDIT: many thanks to the proofreader. these pages were in much better shape. Minor slips, including one sentence fragment that slipped under everyone's radar for months, mine included)

That means I'm well and truly done with this one. I can work on other things with a clear head. Set up the office wireless. Clean the office. Clean the linen closet. Make a big pot o' veggie chili.

I made scones yesterday. Summer Berry Scones, the recipe courtesy of the Dannon Vanilla Yogurt container.

Image behind the cut as a mercy to uninterested friends )

NEWS!!

Jul. 26th, 2007 05:32 pm
ksmith: (bouncing ball)
I just heard from my editor that SFBC has made offers for all five Jani books!

The plan is to release them in two omnibus editions. The first will contain CODE, RULES, and LAW, and will be a Featured Alternate Selection in the November '07 cycle. The book would be featured in their "Collector's Corner".

The second omnibus will contain CONTACT IMMINENT and ENDGAME. It will be a Featured Alternate in SFBC's Winter cycle. Again, this omnibus would be featured in the "Collector's Corner".

Now we just need to think up titles for the books...

NEWS!!

Jul. 26th, 2007 05:32 pm
ksmith: (bouncing ball)
I just heard from my editor that SFBC has made offers for all five Jani books!

The plan is to release them in two omnibus editions. The first will contain CODE, RULES, and LAW, and will be a Featured Alternate Selection in the November '07 cycle. The book would be featured in their "Collector's Corner".

The second omnibus will contain CONTACT IMMINENT and ENDGAME. It will be a Featured Alternate in SFBC's Winter cycle. Again, this omnibus would be featured in the "Collector's Corner".

Now we just need to think up titles for the books...
ksmith: (Default)
I tried to construct a poll for this, but the questions were so numerous and nuanced that I figured it would go on forever. So, I'm asking you folks out there who are now or once were freelance, who what when where why? What made you decide to give it a shot? Were you prepared (frex, savings, a client list)? Do you have a spouse/sig fig who has health insurance or who otherwise provides support? Did you ease into it, building it up while ramping down the day job, or did mood/circumstances compel you to jump off the deep end of the pool? How old are you?

If you're a former freelancer, why did you quit?
ksmith: (Default)
I tried to construct a poll for this, but the questions were so numerous and nuanced that I figured it would go on forever. So, I'm asking you folks out there who are now or once were freelance, who what when where why? What made you decide to give it a shot? Were you prepared (frex, savings, a client list)? Do you have a spouse/sig fig who has health insurance or who otherwise provides support? Did you ease into it, building it up while ramping down the day job, or did mood/circumstances compel you to jump off the deep end of the pool? How old are you?

If you're a former freelancer, why did you quit?
ksmith: (Default)
If you have never entered the Liaden Universe, [livejournal.com profile] rolanni is offering you an opportunity here. A hefty 3-in-1 work, signed by the authors. You could polish off that holiday shopping nine months ahead of time. Make some readers very happy. Buy a damned fine book.

The writing life...can be so interesting at times.
ksmith: (Default)
If you have never entered the Liaden Universe, [livejournal.com profile] rolanni is offering you an opportunity here. A hefty 3-in-1 work, signed by the authors. You could polish off that holiday shopping nine months ahead of time. Make some readers very happy. Buy a damned fine book.

The writing life...can be so interesting at times.

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