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"...something like the sun fell..."

Well, I see they finally made the LJ bullshit redesign fuck-up mandatory. Anyway...

Quick, because there's too much work and not enough of me. Wednesday was a complete disaster. I realized there was a HUGE problem with the scene I'd written over the two previous days (Red Delicious, Chapter Two). And I'm not good with even minor rewrites (as everyone who reads this knows). And lots of self doubt. And I pretty much literally freaked out. Which is why the nice psychiatrist lady gives me all these pretty pills.

I wrote nothing. I stepped away from the iMac, and I went back to it yesterday.

Yesterday, I calmly sat down and fixed the mess – which, while genuinely a messy mess, wasn't actually that big a deal, after all – and wrote an additional 1,504 words.

Yesterday, the CEM for The Ape's Wife and Other Stories appeared on my back doorsteps...

Also, I bought a new laser printer yesterday, which I've only been needing to do for about a year.

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I awoke to the news of the largest confirmed meteor impact with the Earth since the 1908 Tunguska explosion. This is history, kittens. The year's not going to get any cooler than that. Also, it'll be about 1:26 p.m. EST here in Providence when Asteroid 2012-DA14 makes it close pass over Asia.

Quickly,
Aunt Beast

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shanejayell
Feb. 15th, 2013 04:57 pm (UTC)
Kinda scary considering the OTHER close meteor we're expecting. But still cool.
ashlyme
Feb. 15th, 2013 05:11 pm (UTC)
That's impressive, the news from Chelyabinsk. Have you ever written about Tunguska?

Just got my copy of Alabaster: Wolves! I'll set about it later.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 15th, 2013 05:32 pm (UTC)

Have you ever written about Tunguska?

Hmmmm....I can't recall.
sovay
Feb. 15th, 2013 05:21 pm (UTC)
I awoke to the news of the largest confirmed meteor impact with the Earth since the 1908 Tunguska explosion.

That is pretty damn awesome. And 2012 DA14 is still coming in.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 15th, 2013 05:30 pm (UTC)

And 2012 DA14 is still coming in.

Yup.

Edited at 2013-02-15 05:31 pm (UTC)
martianmooncrab
Feb. 15th, 2013 07:34 pm (UTC)
Meteorite hunters will be frothing over that site.. I watched the vids they had on the news last night, and they were still wondering if it was a fireball or a true strike.
aarongp
Feb. 15th, 2013 10:06 pm (UTC)
Yesterday, I calmly sat down and fixed the mess – which, while genuinely a messy mess, wasn't actually that big a deal, after all – and wrote an additional 1,504 words.

Yay for you for righting the apple cart. Hopefully you have a less bumpy road ahead.
alumiere
Feb. 15th, 2013 10:26 pm (UTC)
Asteroids and meteors are bow tie; I'm thrilled that 'living in the future' gives us a chance to witness them even if it is only on video.
chris_walsh
Feb. 16th, 2013 02:15 am (UTC)
Which is why the nice psychiatrist lady gives me all these pretty pills.

As long as you still find Spooky prettier than the pills, this will work just fine...

Hey, writing question: how do you think you'd do co-writing with another author now? It's been long enough since you've collaborated with anybody (other than editors, I mean) that it might go a lot differently for you, but still result in worthwhile work -- and maybe you'd feel looser about doing rewrites, since it wouldn't be entirely your words. Anyway, you know MUCH better than me how you work...

I was up late enough to follow the initial reports of "ZOMG WAS THAT A METEOR?!," including the concerns it was a hoax until so much footage came in (hooray Russian dash cameras!) that it could be confirmed. I also smiled at how one especially good online place to see photos and videos last night was a Russian LJer's blog.
ladyblue56
Feb. 16th, 2013 05:34 am (UTC)
Great link to photos and video of the meteor, thanks.
ladyblue56
Feb. 16th, 2013 05:54 am (UTC)
I was two-thirds through 'Blood Oranges' before a head cold interferred w. reading. But, I have enjoyed the book a lot. Good job.

shanejayell
Feb. 17th, 2013 01:04 am (UTC)
Bought Blood Oranges, it turned up at our small. local SF shop. Will start as soon as I finish my near due libary books.
corucia
Feb. 17th, 2013 04:50 am (UTC)

I awoke to the news of the largest confirmed meteor impact with the Earth since the 1908 Tunguska explosion.

My first thought when I saw the video about the meteor explosion was that, if it had happened 35 years ago, it would have wiped out the entire human race. Given the state of the world then, the nukes would have flown and that would have been all she wrote.

Today's Classic Movie With Daughter was John Ford's "Stagecoach".
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