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This has been a weird week. Over the weekend, we discovered that the basement freezer had gotten unplugged. Weeks ago. We don’t use it much, and the seal kept most of the smell inside, but once my wife opened it … yeah. This may or may not be the cause of my son getting sick and missing school all week.

Revisionary - Art by Gene MollicaWhen I haven’t been cleaning out the grossness or taking care of the boy, I’ve been working on the final (I hope) revisions on Revisionary [Amazon | B&N | Indiebound]. I’m happy to say I got that wrapped up today. I’m going to go through everything one more time tomorrow, and then it’s back to the editor, and I’ll be able to get back to Project Bob.

Despite everything, I’ve gotten a lot of writing-type work done. But I’m noticing that the full-time writing schedule seems to make it a little harder to blog, which I hadn’t expected. I think I’m starting to figure out why, though.

Blogging is a different kind of writing, and for me, it’s been a shorter-term kind of writing. It’s something I do when I have a half hour of free time. (Sometimes that half hour stretches out beyond what I’d expected, but that’s another issue.)

Writing at home, I’ve got longer stretches of time, and the priority for those blocks of time has always been the fiction. There’s also the pressure of my deadline for getting those revisions turned around.

It’s weird. Before, those small windows of time didn’t work well for me to write fiction, so blogging was the natural fit. By going full-time as a writer, I seem to have minimized those blogging windows. I did not expect that.

It’s one more thing to sort out with the schedule going forward. But in the meantime, yay for finishing up another book!!!

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.


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Sep. 18th, 2015 01:33 am (UTC)
YAAAAAYYYYYY for the book-finishing!!!!!

And hoping the boy is also feeling better!
Sep. 18th, 2015 01:43 am (UTC)
Huzzah for finishing!!!!!

And I've found that my tight deadlines have made blogging much more difficult. I'm amazed you've been able to blog as much as you have up until now. Impressed and amazed.
Sep. 18th, 2015 06:35 am (UTC)
On the freezer- been there. I was housesitting in the middle of summer and the owners had turned off part of the power to the house- no point in having electricity going to the laundry room when nobody is there to do laundry. 9 days into their trip, I noticed a puddle on the floor in front of the big freezer. I opened it and nearly passed out. You guessed it- the big freezer was on the same circuit as the laundry room. I ended up in the ER that night because of the mold, and of course it had been stuffed full of food, which was all a dead loss.

I believe they gave me hazard pay when they got back.
Sep. 18th, 2015 02:15 pm (UTC)
My husband and I were dropping in occasionally on the apartment of friends of ours when they were traveling for a month, and found that the power to their place had been cut for a few days (it was a mistake on the part of the power company, we found out). They didn't have much food because of travel, but in the freezer there had been a chicken that leaked into a package of blueberries and produced a terrible, terrible odor that permeated the apartment. Cleaning that up was not fun--I almost threw up several times, but my husband has a stronger stomach and didn't have a problem.
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Sep. 19th, 2015 03:17 am (UTC)
Congratulations on finishing your book, that's exciting news!! :D

I'm sorry to hear your son was sick... :/ I hope that he's feeling much better now.
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