Forgive the juvenile humor, but this nearly made me die laughing… Posting so I can find it again.
Authors and editors, lend me your ears: I read a lot. I love books, and I love stories. Now, before I get into the following rant, let’s get something straight. I am not perfect. I have my strengths and weaknesses as an author. As an editing team, Emma and I never catch every problem. We […]
So I was on the phone with Emma over lunch today, discussing revisions, and we got onto the topic of the “strong heroine”. Everyone talks about this as an archetype. It’s even a Netflix category, but it’s funny to me how one-dimensional “strong” appears to be. How do we define strength in a heroine? Is […]
Did you know that Emma (editor) can make me clutch my own skull by starting a sentence with, “But you said…” /screaaaaaaam Yes, we’re working up to letting Episode 10 go out for a first-read by the beta team. Things are not going well, so far. And because I’m feeling evil now I will ‘leak’ […]
I love it when Mr. Silver is home. Except for the fact I get nothing done, of course. Also, I have to rename two characters. Help! (I am so having decision fatigue today, and Emma is sick of helping because I am really, really picky…) PROBLEMS: Character 1’s name was Bette, but it’s too similar […]
Remember that scene in Monty Python’s Holy Grail where the whimsical prince guy keeps bursting into song and shooting arrows out the window, hoping to evade the important task at hand? That’s pretty much my morning thus far. More notes have arrived from mein editor when I want to be outside screwing around in the […]
It’s eighteen(F) degrees below zero — ambient, without the windchill — right now. That is plenty frickin’ cold. Yikes. On the up side, last Friday I finally just said “screw it,” and figured out how to rebuild this episode so that it’s not the world’s most boring slog ever. I cannot tell you how huge […]
…and the YouTube war continues. This morning, das Editor sent this vid: Just to be contrary, I parried with: ETA: edited Can’t Find My Way Home because I don’t like the live version as much as this one.
I’m in that extremely emo part of revisions where everything goes all negative and doubtful and existential. Thank the lord I’m too shallow for this phase to last.