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Writing Too Much

Working on A Foreigner's View of the River. It's chugging along easily enough, and it might as well, since it's taken me about four years to write it. It does currently stand at about 4,400 words and rising though, as if I didn't need to go shoot more potential markets in the foot. I did originally want to send this to Chi or Clarkesworld, but it's already half a thousand over the limits for either magazine as it is. By my estimates, it could easily hit 5,500 words at the end -- I haven't written any piece that long in years. (Finches doesn't count because it's a novella, in chapters.)

Speaking of which, I still have Finches III to finish as well, which is also chugging along, or does, when I apply myself to it. I'm still kind of hoping I actually finish a couple of stories before Chi and Clarkesworld both close to subs. oldcharliebrown's reported the latter's up to March in acceptances already, which, er, is freaking me out enough to write more, which is a good thing. Usually, it is.

Taking great pleasure in watching mokie's hamsters. She has some of the snuggliest hamsters in the wrrrld. All hamsters are inherrently cuddly, but some hamsters are cuddlier than others. Especially if they look like really fuzzy beanie babies. How can you not want to snuggle a really fuzzy beanie baby? Especially if it wants to stick a claw up yer nostril and bite your nose? While giving you strangely hungry stares? Clearly, I will be staring at photographic evidence of this for days.

Oh, and my next story involves studying porn. Lots of porn. Lots and lots of porn. As it turns out, some of the worst shot porn out there has some of the most interesting maneuvers. Except Indian porn. Indian porn, unlike Indian tech support, is bad. Bad stuff. Don't watch Indian porn. Don't watch Thai porn either. Or most of the porn that comes from Southeast Asia, and maybe China. And while we're on this, American porn is awful. Most of it is soft. The ugh. What does that leave? South American porn, Japanese porn and East European porn? (Not bad, kinda; fascination with ick -- but the stuff from the early 90s is usually quite good; interesting -- kind of like watching a Jerzy Kosinski scene). It's the lack of sleep, I swear.

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countlibras
Sep. 1st, 2006 07:44 pm (UTC)
Suuuuuuure... you're just studying porn for your next story. uh-huh. ;)


haha! Can you imagine a sociology college student writing his thesis on cultural porn? And if he had to do a presentation? *dies laughing*
vampyrichamster
Sep. 2nd, 2006 07:40 am (UTC)
I can indeed! And I would've liked to attend such a thing, if it existed. ;)

After all, was it neuromance or bijuarekei who did that panel presentation with mildly pornographic imagery in it...

I swear I'm studying the porn. Look! Typing with both hands!
countlibras
Sep. 2nd, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
Look! Typing with both hands!

hahaha!
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