Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Several Trees Died...

...in the making of the mess that is my desk.

One was happily working on her YA book in early March (according to my diary, it was last seen in action on the 1st - cripes) when the Shock Totem competition came along, and that was swiftly followed by the compiling of certain Strange Men, which in turn was followed by decorating... Short detour here...

...I bought a wonderful colour called 'Soft Stone' for my walls, a nice creamish-brown and I was going to buy all lovely green accessories, only the lovely creamish-brown turns out to be lilac or in the words of one nephew, purple!!!...

...all of which have left my desk buried beneath short story contracts, notes, edits, several drafts of a short story, critiques, blah, blah, blah. So no WIP for me (unless you count cleaning my desk as a WIP - and yep, it could take as long as the novel). I may, but then again may not, get back into Grim Glass Vein tomorrow, or (expecting a rejection here) do a rework on something else (may do it anyway just so I'm good to go), or maybe I'll actually finish the sequel/prequel/set in same universe short story that is a follow up to my Shock Totem entry.

I'm knackered now, must lie down for several weeks.

Oh, but first, if you head over to Strange Publications, you can pre-order The Final Study of Cooper M. Reid by Barry Napier for $8.

11 comments:

Barry Napier said...

Hey, there are worse things to be covering your desks than short story contracts!

Thanks for the Cooper shout out!

Cate Gardner said...

True. :D I have a feeling your little book is going to sell out very, very quickly.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Your desk sounds glorious!

Cate Gardner said...

Did it pay you to say that? :D

katey said...

That absolutely counts as a WIP. Also, I think purple walls are awesome. But what do I know?

Cate Gardner said...

Purple walls are awesome in all instances where you haven't marked off lovely green accessories in the catalogue. :D

K.Hinny said...

Hey Cate! Your side tracking sounds a little like mine sidetracking! Here's hoping you get to it soon!

After the nice long rest you deserve :D

Jamie Eyberg said...

no trees have died in vane. With you in charge of them I am sure they died heroic deaths, glad they were made pulp. :)

Aaron Polson said...

Heroic and gloriously weird and wonderful deaths, I might add. What better dream for a tree?

Danielle Ferries said...

And there I was looking forward to seeing a picture of your new-look writing room. Your desk sounds like the corner of my writing room, which I refer to as "the mountain".

Cate Gardner said...

Hinny, don't tempt me with rest, I'm likely to listen. :D

Jamie, I fear I've mistreated their memory.

Aaron, how pretty you make their deaths seem.

Danielle, it looks pretty much like the old photo of my writing room now that I've removed the debris.