Sunday, September 20, 2009

Interjection #2, or, I Love Animation

And I always will. So the movie 9 really made me hopeful for being able to continue to watch intelligent animated movies well into adulthood. In any of my discussions about the movie, I mentioned that I was thrilled to see the movie industry breaking out of the Animation Age Ghetto.

Then I read the Trope page, which states that the Animation Age Ghetto was "Not just subverted, but punched in the face, shot up with a machine gun, thrown off a cliff, fed to sharks, and blown up. Also gassed."

Yeah, I giggled for about five minutes straight.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Thought #7

Guys, forget about everything you've ever heard about writing. All you really need is a good friend who also writes and is willing to help you with your plot crises (and word-war during November.) Everything else is just filler.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Interjection #1

Derailing Ink's train of thought for...what year is it again?

Revising a book is stressful. School is stressful. Making costumes for fun and (a startling lack of) profit is stressful.

Revising a book while going to school and making costumes at the same time is COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY IDIOTIC.

Next weekend is AWA. These were our costumes last year. We're rewearing them on Sunday, and our new ones this year are those cranked UP TO ELEVEN.

Which I just typed as EVELN. I think my characters are trying to tell me something. Ev, I'm going to finish revising your book just as soon as the costuming crush is over. Please don't hurt me.

I'll just be going to eat Baked Barbecue Lays and read Good Omens now. That's not stressful.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Thought #6

Thought of the Day:

An agent who asks for queries only by email asked for the first five pages of The Very Watery Ocean and Other Unnecessary Tales, also via email. I wonder if this is the wave of the future. First queries, then first five/ten/twenty pages, then the first fifty pages, then the full manuscript, then an offer of representation. Good news if you write great queries. Bad news if your writing is great but your queries are terrible.