Dunno if you've seen this or not. Check out the list of recommendations. They must really like that elle person.
Hi, lasm! Just wanted to let you know that whenever I see your username on the forums, I think of x86 Assembly Language(one implementation of which is known as lasm! haha!) Well. See you around, I guess.
It's a lot to ask, and I wasn't expecting anything really. Thanks for spending some time with it, though; hope you dug it.
Ha, I suppose it is kind of like world-building. But I have a plan! Said research papers will not be the dry, creaky old things one would normally submit to an English professor, but rather sprawling, lively works of non-fiction art! Impossible to resist! A literary tour de force!
(ahem) Yes, well, that's the dream anyway.
I figure if I wrote enough of them, and they were sufficiently interesting, maybe I could sell it as a cheap eBook. Anyway, probably wishful thinking: I have a terrible time with academic writing. Such a horrible procrastinator. To (willingly) choose writing as a hobby, knowing what good writing entails, well sometimes my reasons completely mystify. I can imagine how the issue of plausibility would be concerning, knowing there is an expert for everything, that said experts are just waiting for a chance to tear a work to shreds, to prove you wrong -- dreadful. Terrifying!
I look forward to helping. Promise not to laugh too hard.
As for my own reluctance to post more longer-ish work, well ... I struggle (mightily) with the research process. Since I only do my creative writing on a computer sans internet, when I don't know some technicality, or some fact, I just make stuff up. So, posting a draft with so much made up stuff (that has aspirations to be real, credible), I dunno, that would be embarrassing. I've still got to figure out a method. Whenever I research I seem to get lost very quickly in such a plethora of facts. Lately I've been kicking around the idea of writing a research paper on the central idea, theme, possibly even geographical locations, prior to any creative wizardry.
But I wouldn't mind reading 10k at all, lasm. Would make me happy to help another writer friend. But post when you're ready -- I gather most of us will be around a little while longer. This place, and its good and talented people, pulls you in after a while, doesn't it.
Thanks, laser lady. Loved yours, too. (Of course, I'd read it before!)
Probably wise to take a break occasionally and get out of the publishing rat race. Priorities, motivations may otherwise get tangled up. I like to fall off the radar every now and then, disappear, to prevent that sort of thing from happening. Good luck with your novel. I hope you will post another excerpt sometime soon for us in the workshop, as a reminder of your skill.
Mr. Wachs seems like a pleasant enough fellow. Maybe I'm biased just a little, though: I like anyone who likes my little stories. Have you got anything else subbed to them, or is once enough?
Once more, (insert obscenely expensive, wonderful French wine here)
(someday I will cease to be an idiot who posts visitor messages to herself by accident)
Saw yours on F365 just now. On Valentine's, no less. Must be some irony in that, somewhere. Wonder if he wins himself another round tonight.
Anyway, congrats. It's a fine story, lasm.