Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Little Writer Who Could

Chug chug chug...

So Norwegian Wood is almost complete. Only another 7k to go before I hand it over to my beta readers and ride off into Mickeyland. And this one I've decided to send to an agent.

I know. I keep saying that. Partially because I'm excited as all get out to try and get one, and partially because I've got the Submission Heebie-Jeebies I always get when sending out something I've written. Parker and Amara wound up hitting the Meat Grinder earlier than I'd thought they would, but I'm thinking that's a good thing. It allowed me to rearrange my schedule a bit. This means I'll be starting work on Artistic Visions sooner than I thought. Laurie, my editor at Samhain, was really interested in seeing that one, so I thought I should move it up on my self-imposed schedule and, as the man says, git'er dun!

Ben and Dave fans, don't panic; I'm going to work on both stories at the same time.

During the summer.

While my kids are home.

I think I can I think I can I think I can...


Michele said...

I know you can, I know you can, I know you can :)

Thanks for the update Dana.

Dana Marie Bell said...

LOL! It's going to be an interesting summer. :D

Favorite Quotes

"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White

"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer

"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect

"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert

"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley

"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2

"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.'” - George Carlin

"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford