New Instance, Who Dis? Show more
I figured, being a writer -- or at least faking it well -- I should make an account over where the other writers are. Not that there aren't writers where I was. Or that there aren't people here who aren't writers. it's just that, if you're going to name a Masto instance "writing.exchange," the presumption is that there will be writers here and writing will at least be the subject of some discussion. That may just be an assumption, though. Hi!
Oh, goodness, lookee here: http://www.circlet.com/call-for-submissions-safe-sane-consentacle/
... and that turned out to be a lot less painful than I expected it to be. Awesome.
Opening the suggested/requested edits file from an editor for a submitted story.
Wish me luck.
... crap, I have three anthologies for which to write. By June. This is gonna be a busy month.
"Like, where do you get your ideas?" Show more
I was at the dentist this morning getting a deep cleaning, and they numbed half my face to get under the gumline. I told the nurse it felt like she'd turned my face to stone.
I now have a story seed for a medieval plastic surgeon that uses petrification potions, sculptor's tools, and modeling clay to give people their perfect bodies. Of course, no magical ritual is without risk, and side effects do happen.... #writing
Ursula K. LeGuin Show more
Finally, she has walked away from Omelas.
I hope she knows where she's going.
Headache. Two more stories to critique. We can get through this.
Okay, over halfway done on my critiques. I may actually be done by the weekend if I can keep this pace going.
I feel like somebody with noodle-arms after doing a push-up, but with my brain.
Four more to go on round one. Maybe not all tonight.
Okay, first reads on the five due Sunday done. One critique almost done. I... may not be able to do line edits on all these, but at least it's a different person getting line edits this time.
Headlander Show more
I beat the game at 03h30 last night. 100% map completion, a significant number of the cheevos.
Non-spoiler summary: It's _very_ 70s dystopian sci-fi. Any game -- any _story_ -- willing to include humans uploaded into robot bodies wired with 3D lenses, metal bellbottoms and memory-limiter chips in a room with gold wall-to-wall shag carpeting and butt-plug-and-anal-bead wall motifs saying "it almost makes me remember what it's like to feel!" knows its genre and source material.
Our inaugural publication, My Dinner with Andrea by Jen Durbent is coming this spring! Keep an eye out: http://hybrid.ink/2018/01/05/my-dinner-with-andrea/