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  • Listening to: The Killers, for some reason
  • Reading: The Blinded World by Joe Hall
  • Watching: BoJack Horseman, again
  • Drinking: Melted Slurpee
The good news: I'm done the rewrites that the publishers wanted! 

The neutral news: Done the rewrites, not the edits! I still have to go through it again and fix it all. 

The bad news: The ideal ms is 100,000 words, roughly. My ms is 191,000 words (about the length of Goblet of Fire). So. Yeah. I think I might be able to cut it down to 139K if I really put it through the grister and learn to like self-loathing. 

The really bad news: I don't have an income anymore, and neither does half of my town.

Just... start shooting. Start shooting and do not stop until my head is concave and you can see my vertebrae.

Seriously.

Damn.
  • Listening to: Keith Olbermann
  • Reading: Us Conductors
  • Watching: Attack on Titan
  • Playing: Fallout 4
  • Drinking: Water
I definitely don't spend as much time on here as I used to. But I've been going through a phase where I've been on a lot and reviewing people's artworks and things. A lot of them are people whose work I like but that I've never really spoken to or formed a bond with. I've gone through about 200 in the past two days. But I have to say, and this is going to sound sick and twisted, but part of the reason why I slunk away from dA during my university years was that our inbox is finite. Yes, I have 10,642 in my inbox right now, and have had for the past several years. But I'd go through a busy phase with school and miss a lot of things that my friends posted because some groups I follow happen to be quite large. At least I wish one could prioritize who gets erased and who stays. Ultimately I kind of feel like I'm on a treadmill to keep up from the dA-inflicted inferno at the back of me. I wish a had 1 million deviations to look at right now. I don't care if it's impossible. At least I'd feel like I was getting towards a conclusion :P I want to feel like I'm accomplishing something, dammit!
  • Reading: Notes From a Feminist Killjoy
  • Watching: Rick and Morty
  • Playing: Fallout 4
  • Eating: Garlic Toast
  • Drinking: Water
I came back from New York this past Tuesday. I was sick when I went and I was so panicked that by the end of each day I pretty much just short circuited at night and fell asleep instantly. My stomach was so off I didn't eat anything but Tylenol Complete and Tums all week.

So basically this thing was a 4 day conference where our book pitches were reviewed by a literary agent\editor who went all "Whiplash" on you for a full day. And then on the following 3 days you pitch to industry professionals. Professionals like: the executive director of MacMillan (!!!), who is personally responsible for a little show called The Walking Dead, the head editor of Del Rey (!!!!) publisher of fucking everyone including my favourite author of all time, executive editor of HarperCollins (!!!!!) one of the 5 biggest publishers in North America, and senior editor of Akashic (:O:O:O) an indie press looking for paths for diversity and non-mainstream originality.

I mean, okay. Can you understand my feels here? U-T-T-E-R  T-E-R-R-O-R. These are the biggest people in the industry, and I play my writing so close to the chest it hasn't even been in a slush pile before.

But guess whaaaat? :D:D:D:D

Turns out TWO editors want this book. MOTHER FUCKING TWO OF THEM.
HarperCollins and Del Rey. I could die.
  • Listening to: The Killers, for some reason
  • Reading: The Blinded World by Joe Hall
  • Watching: BoJack Horseman, again
  • Drinking: Melted Slurpee
The good news: I'm done the rewrites that the publishers wanted! 

The neutral news: Done the rewrites, not the edits! I still have to go through it again and fix it all. 

The bad news: The ideal ms is 100,000 words, roughly. My ms is 191,000 words (about the length of Goblet of Fire). So. Yeah. I think I might be able to cut it down to 139K if I really put it through the grister and learn to like self-loathing. 

The really bad news: I don't have an income anymore, and neither does half of my town.

Just... start shooting. Start shooting and do not stop until my head is concave and you can see my vertebrae.

Seriously.

Damn.

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Dawn2Nightfall Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch my friend :)
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TLKFANKING Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Happy birthday!
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grassa48 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
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TLKFANKING Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Happy New Year!
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Metarex12 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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TLKFANKING Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Happy birthday!
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Saidge42 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Digital Artist

:iconthankyouscript1::iconthankyouscript2::iconthankyouscript3: :iconbigfav4plz:     :iconfavesmile:

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TyrannoNinja Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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SanguineAthena Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Writer
You are welcome! I like Egypt stories :)
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ZiaulKareem Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Erika for :+fav: :)
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