Working on proportions today.
Six hours a day, 365 days a year, for 5 years. That’s all it takes. Or some combination of those numbers. There are a handful of books every aspiring writer
Hugh Howey has written a thing we should all read and remember.
Emerson has a nice TL;DR version, if you’re into the whole brevity thing: Do the thing and you will have the power.
GUGHGHGHGHGGH. So creepy and hilarious and great? How do you even write a book like this. HOW DO YOU GET IT PUBLISHED. Our hero here is a ghost. She’s not sure why she’s a ghost, or who she is, but she senses something’s wrong, and she has to fix it. She figures out that she’s part of a family of 4 sisters, but isn’t quite sure (for like _90%_ of the book) which sister she is. The trick of a narrator who has to solve a mystery but who doesn’t even know who she is blows my mind. How the author pulls that off, so facile, you don’t see any sweat on the page, all the seams just fit, I just….
Kevin fanning does awesome Goodreads reviews sometimes.
"The hospital turned out to be very beneficial — Thor has his good days and his bad days. They’re actually the same day. He likes to ignite and smoke his own tail, and have seizures. Sometimes Thor will appear to be safely stopping the ride, but then at the last moment he’ll defecate into his paw instead and throw it at the riders just before they’re pulverized. Of course no one can die, but there is no shortage of mangling, reconstruction, and extreme transformation. The whole concept that energy can never be destroyed really works out in Hell. Physics, etc. Examples of this abound."
An excerpt from Alissa Nutting’s short story “Hellion” from her book Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls
I did a Goodreads giveaway for my book of short (short!) stories, PITH - it ended this weekend. I know people like free stuff, but I’m still blown away by the fact that over 1000 people even bothered to click “gimmie.” Pretty cool experience so far. It’ll be nice if some of these folks review the book, but even if not, it’s nice to get the thing in front of some fresh eyeballs.