Today in reading: I'm way behind on this one, but I noticed today that Fantasy Magazine has changed its format to match its sister publication Lightspeed. I like the new format much better - easier to navigate. While I was on the site, I read a reprint from George R.R. Martin called The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr. I don't always like Martin's stuff (his Song of Ice and Fire series drags at times). But on this story, I kept thinking: This is the sort of stuff I want to write and how I want to write it. I'll go through it a second time tonight or tomorrow (or whenever I have time) to do a basic analysis of how the story is structured.
Today in real life: I am wire editor and therefore in charge of the story about the impending federal government shutdown. At the time I'm writing this, the deadline to reach a resolution is in three hours. It's possible the GOP and Dems could come to an understanding, but I think it's more likely this standoff will drag into the weekend.
Bits and pieces:
- Lots of Doctor Who promotion in New York this week. Wish I were there.
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch on how writers can best promote their work.
- Self-published writer reads review, freaks out online, causes maelstrom.