Monday, 6 April 2009

The Poisoned Manuscript

Not much to report... Spending my time making various decisions about 'The Poisoned Apple' involving length and what to include from the now defunct second book and what not to include (Larry is pleased to discover he's no longer going to be singing and dancing his way through Corpsetithe and the Wolf Dude is happy that his namesake, Wolfram Lavoisier, hasn't been shredded). Most of the original second book will end up as waste paper as the series is going in a different direction to originally planned - assuming it ever becomes a series that is.

Observation: One good thing about concentrating on longer works, you don't wake up every morning begging your inbox for a short story acceptance. At the moment when I get a rejection, I'm filing them as 'sort later' and forgetting about them. It's very freeing. I like it.

12 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

I like it, too. The two rejections I received this weekend were greeted with: oh, okay.

Ah, freedom.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Long may it last. :) The freedom that is and not the rejections.

Natalie L. Sin said...

I like not having to worry about what I'm going to write in a given week : )

Catherine J Gardner said...

Good point.

Jamie Eyberg said...

there is something freeing within the longer narrative that is lacking in the short story. Although I still like the rush of the flash story.

Rebecca Nazar said...

I'm anticipating two rejections. Maybe it's high time I outlined my novella--seriously, this time. Good luck writing your novel, Catherine. I sounds fascinating.

Bobbie Metevier said...

Me too! I don't do the immediate tunaround and send them back out now. I'm to absorbed.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Jamie, I seem to be anti-shorts at the moment. I'm sure it won't last.

Thanks, Rebecca.

Bobbie, I didn't think it was possible. I was so obsessed.

Jodi Lee said...

Anti-shorts? Oh no! :( Still, I'd love to see something longer, too!

BTW - you've been tagged & awarded. Stop by the blog when ya get a chance. :)

Catherine J Gardner said...

Ooh, off to your blog...

katey said...

I noticed that too! I never think to say anything about rejections or even acceptances at times because I'm like "oh, bummer" or "sweet!!" and then I realize I've been sidetracked from the novel thing. It is rather freeing, I never thought about that!

Catherine J Gardner said...

It's a secret I wish I'd discovered months ago.