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>25 years January 28, 2011

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in Challenger, memories.
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The dreaded list January 24, 2011

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in Ta-da, to-dos.
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>Yep, it’s time for the To-Do list. The first three on that “To Write” list seem to be getting done simultaneously. When Steven doesn’t want to talk to me, William or Tarjiaan do. (Which is nice, because Tarjiaan hasn’t wanted to talk to me at ALL in almost a year. I’ve been driving poor Danielle nuts with anticipation.)

To Revise:

  • Fools Rush In. (was Fool’s Gold. Technically, this one is already spoken for.Yes, that does mean I sold it. But there might be another revision before it gets put to bed.

To Write:

  • House of Sable Locks (novel, in progress — second priority)
  • Drum Mage (Bumped up in priority since “The Hand You’re Dealt” came out)
  • Sea Prince (To be written with Danielle Jones)
  • Wanderer’s Moon (next book in the Midnight Moon series.)

To Outline

  • Coral Throne (sequel to Sea Prince)
  • Hidden Things (Mystere Book 1)
  • Mystere Book 2 (which hasn’t given up the title yet and may turn into book 3 and A&L will be book 2)
  • Ashes and Light (Mystere Book 3)
  • Tablets of Stone (Mystere Book 4)
  • Tales from the Arena

To Sell

  • Nomad’s Moon
  • Exile’s Moon
  • Princes of Air

Allow to percolate

  • Professional virgin story (no title as of yet)
  • Wandering star story
  • Rainbow Wars (the Teach-in idea that might just have legs)

Quiet… January 18, 2011

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in fandom, obsession, Sherlock, why-the-writing-is-slow.
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>I realize this morning that I’ve been very quiet in the blog recently. Part of that has been the holidays and the two weeks that my son had off from school that kept me from doing much writing of any kind. However, I know the truth…

I have a new fandom.

I am a somewhat… obsessive individual. When I fall into something, I fall HARD. And I tend to focus on it to the detriment of everything else. Usually, it takes a few weeks for the initial obsession to ease up enough that I can think about other things.

So, the timing is about right for me to be able to start to think about writing again. Because it’s been about six weeks since I fell in love with Sherlock.

If you don’t know, Sherlock is the new BBC adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes stories, updated to bring our favorite detective and his Boswell… er.. Blogger, Dr. John Watson, into the 21st century. There are three episodes to the first season, and they’ll be starting filming the second season in the spring.  The show stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, and Martin “I’m-gonna-be-a-Hobbit” Freeman as Watson.

Now, Martin Freeman is the most adorable BAMF! ever. He is going to ROCK as Bilbo.

However, the one to steal the show is Ben Cumberbatch. Oh… boy….

He’s just… yeah. You have to watch the show to see. But I am a sucker for a deep voice, and one reviewer I’ve read said that Ben Cumberbatch sounds like a jaguar hiding inside a cello.

Trust me. TOTALLY worth six weeks obsession. But now I have to get back to work.

Soon as I finish looking at more pictures of Sherlock…

>So….. January 11, 2011

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in never-in-million-years, silly.
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>Anyone want to nominate me for a Hugo?

>Writing round-up for 2010 January 4, 2011

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in 2010, round-up, writing.
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>It was an interesting year. Eleven submissions, and of that, I sold four. (Five if you count the reprint that sold and then didn’t…)

The breakdown —

Two novels — one submitted to Baen in May, one submitted to Circlet in October. No answers yet on either.

Four new short stories — One sold to Cleis, two sold to Circlet. One short story was submitted to Circlet in December, no answer yet.

Reprints — One of the Circlet stories from 2010 is out for audio submission to Escape Pod, no answer yet. The story that I sold to Cleis in 2010 is out to Cleis for Best Bondage Erotica 2012, and I won’t know about THAT one until September. One story from 2009 was accepted for an anthology and then the publisher decided not to use it. And another story from 2009 was accepted to the same anthology as the new story I sold to Cleis.

had one story that I sold in 2009, and that the publisher decided not to use, so they gave me the rights back.

And I had a story rejected from Realms of Fantasy, which I then turned around, reworked, and it became the novel that is currently out with Circlet.

Not a bad year.