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I’m having such “discipline” issues (i.e. current book is flouting my authorial command and to punish it I go hang out with other novels and all the cool folks online) that my evil husband is going to change the airport password, burn all the books, and lock me in my study with nothing but a chamber pot and a bottle of water until I finish said book. This may be my last post for awhile . . .
Beloved google led me to this review:
And icerocket.com led me to these fascinating thoughts on the same. I’m especially pleased that Innle’s secret name for my book is Magic or Chunder. Tee hee. And, yes, Magic Lessons was a bugger to plot (except for when it wasn’t), but not as hard as the third book! Thanks for noticing all the stuff I worked hard to do!
Andrew Lang has excellent advice on how to completely stuff up a career in writing, via Literaticat. A particularly choice bit:
But really the whole thing is wonderful: Check it out! Ain’t nothing new since Homer . . .
Holly Black is insane and wants to try what could possibly be the most noxious liquid on the planet.
Posted by Justine at 8:12, 9 April 2006 under Bloggery/Internetty Stuff, Magic or Madness trilogy, Publishing business | 12 Comments »
but really, if you stop blogging, it’s not like you’ll stop checking your emails or your comment posts…
good luck, you. discipline sucks to make sometimes. but you get pretty books out of it!
April 9th, 2006 at 12:55 PM
jennifer (aka literaticat) Says:
I posted that lecture in response to a certain saucy young someone, but the more I read it, the more people I think it applies to.
Innle is one of my favourite LJ-friends. I’ve been after her to get me a job in Australian publishing. So far, she has demurred.
AND, I looked everywhere for That Noxious Liquid today, to no avail! Probably for the best.
April 9th, 2006 at 1:18 PM
Neile Graham is Miss Clarion West–Someone good to know!
April 9th, 2006 at 1:21 PM
Little Willow Says:
As I just posted to Holly, I don’t drink coffee, soda, or anything with caffeine in it!
April 10th, 2006 at 6:05 AM
5. Justine Says:
Shana: When the internet has been turned off I can do nothing on the internet . . . not even read email or comments.
Jennifer: Hmmm, I wonder who? But, yes, it applies to so many people! Sadly, myself included. But I’m not telling you which bits!
I’m hoping to meet Innle. She seems very cool from her lj. Plus she has good taste
Ethereal Lad: I didn’t not know that. I like her site. And like Innle she has good taste
Little Willow: Me either, but not for health reasons. I just think everything with caffeine in it tastes foul.
Margo: Yup, all your criticisms on the ms. were not in vain! Thank you.
April 10th, 2006 at 6:59 PM
“not that this didn’t feel like a complete volume in itself, because unlike the middle books in so many trilogies it did”
*wink and thumbs up*
April 10th, 2006 at 6:09 PM
i didn’t know where to post this, so when i finaly found this box, i couldn’t resist putting it here. i love the magic or madness series so far! i read magic or madness yesterday and finished magic lessons a few hours ago. (i’m a fast reader.) it’s soooo hard for me to imagine waiting a whole year for the final book to come out!!! anyway, keep up the great work justine!!!
April 13th, 2006 at 10:51 AM
8. Justine Says:
Sarah: Thank you! I’m so glad you’re enjoying them. Don’t worry the year will go by in no time!
April 13th, 2006 at 2:49 PM
justine: i really hope so! (as i sit re-reading magic lessons again.) lol.
ayything you’re willing to disclose about the final book. i know you’re not big on spoilers but i thought i’d try…
April 14th, 2006 at 6:20 AM
10. Justine Says:
It will all turn out to be a dream
April 14th, 2006 at 8:10 AM
not really?! lol! anyway, thanks for the chat justine!
April 19th, 2006 at 7:14 AM
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