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I said I'd explain myself

Most of you guys know by now that part of my random squeeage has to do with gaining two guests for writercon. And today, I got an actual request from a well-known author to be a guest. I'm sort of bowled over by the response we're getting.

There's been a bit of personal triumph along the way, as well. There's an anthology project I've been working on, and we've got a serious publisher bite and an actual agent. A big part of the squeeing was related to that aspect of my life, as well.

And, maybe most important on a personal level, Nano didn't stop on 11/30 for me. I'm not sure I 'won' in technical terms, since the goal is both word count and to produce a novel. I could put the words "the end" at the point I hit on 11/30, but it's not finished by 1/3 to 1/2, so that continues on. But getting past the halfway point is, for me, a HUGE personal triumph. When I was fan-writing, I always got stuck somewhere around the late-middle of longer stories, and I've had that problem in the past with longer original work, too. But this time, I took a bunch of lessons from Holly Lisle's online stuff (which I *highly* recommend for anyone who's thinking of pursuing original fiction, no matter what her feelings about fan fiction are), and I managed to keep from sinking into the quagmire. This beast (still untitled) has a very long way to go: much of the work that's there now will have to be revised pretty extensively, cliches diminished, sentence structure cleaned up, etc. And the last parts have to be written so as to tie everything together properly, but...SQUEEEE. I am honestly ecstatic to be this far along with something fictional.

Oh, and one more thing. I got my BPAL shipment. My nose is all stuff, so I will have to wait a bit on some of them, but impage has finally arrived!

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paratti
Dec. 1st, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC)
Massive Coolness:)
chrisjournal
Dec. 1st, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
Indeed. And more coming (below in response to Harmonyfb and in your email box in a little while).
paratti
Dec. 1st, 2005 10:29 pm (UTC)
That was a high pitched Eeeeeeeeeeeeee you might have heard across the Pond.
chrisjournal
Dec. 2nd, 2005 12:25 am (UTC)
I'm controlling squeeage here, too. Don't stay up on my account; I think it's going to be morning before I can get a formal message out. *dances*
paratti
Dec. 2nd, 2005 12:40 am (UTC)
Your morning or mine?
chrisjournal
Dec. 2nd, 2005 12:47 am (UTC)
Well, anything is possible, but likely my morning/your afternoon. :-( RL is taking over and I don't think I'm going to get it all finished quickly enough.
cindergal
Dec. 1st, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
::throws confetti::

:-)
chrisjournal
Dec. 1st, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
Huge, enthusiastic dancing shall commence...NOW!
ljs
Dec. 1st, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
*Hurrah* for your NaNo progress! Hurrah hurrah hurrah! [throws chocolate at you]
chrisjournal
Dec. 1st, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
Hee. See my reply to Harm below for even more updated news! I'll have email in your boxes soon.
harmonyfb
Dec. 1st, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC)
So what did you order from bpal?
chrisjournal
Dec. 1st, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC)
heh. I'll post up a list when I can smell'em. I still need to make a list of the ones I got from friends for you, too. There were only a handful I wanted to keep...

List soon, but JL just called, and Wildside bit hard, without the full list of contrib credits. Bouncing him to agent to try to pull advance out of him now. I am so excited I can hardly contain myself. Very soon, we will hopefully have enough to go truly public!
xionin
Dec. 1st, 2005 10:56 pm (UTC)
wow! good news all around. =)
chrisjournal
Dec. 2nd, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
::snoopy dances::
shadowlass
Dec. 2nd, 2005 12:33 am (UTC)
Yay! Oh Chris, congratulations!
chrisjournal
Dec. 2nd, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
*big, sloppy hugs*
raelee
Dec. 2nd, 2005 01:17 am (UTC)
Great news on the writercon guestage! And CONGRATULATIONS on the NANO progress. That's wonderful and I'm so happy for you!
chrisjournal
Dec. 2nd, 2005 01:46 am (UTC)
::dances::

Come to WriterCon and play with us. We'll squee privately over Pacey and Joey ;-)
raelee
Dec. 2nd, 2005 02:12 am (UTC)
Oh I plan to, driving distance is so lovely and doable that I can't NOT go. Plus, how can I resist private P/J squeeing?!
chrisjournal
Dec. 2nd, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)
*squeeeeeeeee*

If we don't meet in Austin, then in July!
stateless82
Dec. 2nd, 2005 06:48 am (UTC)
YAY! for good news!!! Congratulations!
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