Friday Randomness & Hangovers

Veronica Mars movie! My heart soars. (As those of you who remember our old Veronica Mars Talk threads of yore–which can be ferretted out in the TV goodness category–will have guessed already.)

Otherwise, I continue to be working lotslotslots on revision as deadline approacheth. This comes with wild happiness of progress and a project coming together (finally!), leading to goofy behavior like this morning's twitter musings on the army of hotel detectives I would like to have (note: nothing to do with the book), and then swings back to the other end of stress that's just part of being a writer and always waiting on stuff and never quite knowing what comes next. Brain is cooperating on book, and so staying more toward the happy end than the stress end at the moment. Which is nice. Still, to do this job, you have to get okay with uncertainty. It's just a fact.

Also with sometimes falling behind on things like email, because your available energy is directed elsewhere. Sorry about that if I owe you something. It may be next month before I get fully caught up, especially if there's not a hard deadline. But I have collected a few little links in the meantime.

2 Responses to “Friday Randomness & Hangovers”

  1. Justine Larbalestier

    Someone should tell Tom Kreider that books are still changing people’s lives it’s just that he got old. No diss on him. I got older too and books aren’t as powerful for me now, or rather, aren’t powerful for me in the same way as they were when I was twelve. But gazillions of young readers are having their minds blown by books every single day. If you haven’t already, Gwenda, you’ll be getting letters from them soon. It is the coolest of cool things.

  2. Gwenda Bond

    Oh, definitely, agree, that’s what I like about the piece. I think this is an evergreen truth, and that the books are as wonderful and powerful as ever and you’re absolutely right–he just isn’t as close to it, because he doesn’t encounter that audience directly anymore (or doesn’t seem to). It’s insane and a gift to write for those readers, so much agree. I’m sure I hear from a teeny tiny sample compared to you, but it is definitely the coolest of cool things when I do. Seriously. (He loses me a little at the end with the grown-ups bit and the manufactured wisdom stuff, but I forgive him that for the bulk of it.)
    I do still get wrapped up in books, of course, but it’s not quite the same. The more I love something, the more I wish I’d read it at 14. Which proves the point, I suppose.

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