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Before beginning, a story. The kidlet says to me, "I need help finding a fanfiction. I've been looking all day long. It was Harry/Draco, and it involved a snake that was a gift from Draco's father."

I said, "Well, I'll be surprised if my first guess turns out to be correct, but ... Lustre? Julad and Calico?"

Yep! That was the one!


[personal profile] julad asks: What was publishing Exog like for you? The good, the not so good, the unexpected.

I think the best thing was that Amanda Jean, my editor, turned out to be of the fannish persuasion! The editing process was great, partly because she found some small ways to make the story flow better, and partly because it was a validation of the whole beta process; it turned out that the manuscript was quite clean.

The fact that the story was written so long ago troubled me; I would love to have a lively writing life happening right now, but I so very much don't, and here's this publication sitting there ... it feels a little like getting invited to a masquerade and dressing up as something you could be and have been (and, lord willing, will be again) but currently are not.

I have to admit, I was hoping it would earn more than a week's groceries cost. But considering that it required almost no new labor, what little money I got from it feels like money for nearly nothing.



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Date: 12/11/16 02:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
That was a great fic. Hilarious that you are to the point of discussing fanfic with your kid.

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Date: 12/12/16 01:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
OMG OMG

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Date: 12/11/16 01:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sapote
My dad always wanted to write published works, and he's only really able to work on it now that we're out of the house and he's retired. I'm just saying, things will look different at a different point in life.

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Date: 12/12/16 09:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] julad
yay, yay, thanks for answering! and how bizarre that the kidlet was looking for Lustre! I'm, like, a member of the kidlet fandom. The circle is complete.

I get how you feel about the masquerade, to the extent that I get the feeling of, I *used* to write, and there *used* to be some indication that I was good at it. :\ Sometimes life simply ceases to be arranged such that you have the opportunities. But I hope life arranges itself, or you get the choice of how to arrange it, so that you can have your lively writing life back. :D

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Date: 12/14/16 03:24 am (UTC)
jesse_the_k: ACD Lucy stares hard at the closed front door, ready for anything (Lucy expectant)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
I just finished Exog and it's so great!

I do hope the day comes when you have time to pour out your sfnal ideas, as I'm sitting here hoping to catch some.

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