12 August, 2005

Today's novel-avoidance strategies

1. Going to the dentist.

2. Hunting for a room to rent to write in - kind of counts as work, doesn't it? Anyone know of a self-contained studio/1BR unit going in the Inner West of Sydney for $150 or under?

3. Taking Jack surfing, because it's a non-exam day and apparently I promised.

4. Faffing around with the extra story that's going into the UK edition of Black Juice.

That should about do it, shouldn't it?

Oh, but I did write 3 pages of very thoughtful notes about the novel before breakfast this morning.

17 Comments:

Blogger Justine Larbalestier said...

Why do you have to write a new story? The collection's perfect as is! Bloody poms . . .

12 August, 2005 10:00  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

To make their edition more differenter and more collectable and such, I'd say.

I don't mind writing a new story - as you see, like blogging, it's a good excuse to avoid the novel.

12 August, 2005 10:07  
Blogger Justine Larbalestier said...

Well, stop avoiding rewriting the novel. I'm dying to see the rewrite. Do you not care about me? Selfish, selfish, selfish!

12 August, 2005 12:50  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Oh, all right, then. I'll get onto it Monday. (Slinks away, rubbing the whip-welts on her shoulders.)

13 August, 2005 14:34  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

http://bondgirl.blogspot.com/2005/08/happy-happy-end-of-week-hangovers.html

Here is why the extra story - 2 copies sold, already, to Gwenda and Niall. Ka-ching!

13 August, 2005 14:53  
Blogger Justine Larbalestier said...

Mercenary!

14 August, 2005 01:26  
Blogger chance said...

and me too.

15 August, 2005 07:26  
Blogger niall said...

And Zara

http://www.livejournal.com/users/coalescent/251007.html

We are helpless before your fiendish plan. I bet the paperback will have *another* extra story, right?

(And look, I signed up with blogger just so I could post this comment.)

15 August, 2005 07:38  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Onyer, Chance!

And Niall, is that 2 sales, or one? Are you and Zara going to purchase, or is Zara just using your login? (Waits with pencil tip licked and poised to tick off guaranteed sales.)

And whassamatter, youse don't think I'll write a world beating novel? Just joking. It's a strange thing to say, I'll admit. I thought "However few copies we sell of this book..." was stranger, though.

(Returns to work on world beating novel...and freezes solid with self-consciousness.)

15 August, 2005 14:41  
Blogger niall said...

Separate copies for me and Zara. :)

15 August, 2005 16:59  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

(tick, tick) Woohoo!

15 August, 2005 17:08  
Blogger Peter said...

But but but! What about us Aussies wot have already got the A&U collection? Can we please have a special chapbook edition of the new story? I'll just drop round to collect mine...

15 August, 2005 19:43  
Blogger Peter said...

ps - Gosh it's been ages since I logged into Blogger! This is me:
http://www.frogworth.com/blog/

Sory.
Peter Hollo

15 August, 2005 19:44  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Hi Peter, it's nice to meet you. I'm sure there will be some way the story can be distributed in Australia. It was going to go into an Australian magazine, probably before UK publication date, but there was a 3000-word (or 4000 if it was very brilliant) limit, and the story ended up being (what I hope is a tight) 6300. So I'll have to come up with another for the mag. Bugger.

17 August, 2005 19:50  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

If they put it in the sampler, I'll demand extra copies for distribution to Australians.

18 August, 2005 13:46  
Blogger Peter said...

It'd be great if it were in the sampler! I'm reading "White Time" at the moment (onto the last story) which I picked up at Infinitas in Parramatta (long way from home, went on a whim) and loving it.

22 August, 2005 14:57  
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