Friday, May 21, 2010

Naw New Content At I Work On A Starship

My little trip to Officer's Country, revised and completed; as ever, the quote is a link to the story:

I really shouldn't have even mentioned the CLASSIFIED, let alone any clues to the size or the hinting at what trades are involved in building one; but good luck assembling your own and even more so considering that the — but never you mind. It's somewhere between the size of a fridge and a Freightliner and when tickled properly it folds up space like your Mom does a bedsheet and that's all you need know.

Also, I have finally got past the section that was holding me up on Frothup: Dropping In. As much fun as it is to ride a squirt-booster down, rhapsodizing about it for a page-and-a-half? Not such a good idea.

6 comments:

D.W. Drang said...

As much fun as it is to ride a squirt-booster down, rhapsodizing about it for a page-and-a-half? Not such a good idea.
See comments at posts at various blogs regarding writing about guns.
Or, better, make the authors we talk about who blather on at unnecessary length about guns see this quote.
Also, have established, respected authors who blather on unnecessarily about minutiae that adds nothing but heft to the book see this,as well. (I'm lookin' at you, Dave Weber and Tom Clancy!)

Sam said...

Whoa! That was an unexpected twist, beautiful!

If you paint yourself into a corner, just cut a new doorway. Or move the island. The Dharma Initiative isn't involved here, are they?

Looking forward the new (alternative) Adventures of Bobbi X. Now how do you turn this into a book?

Timmeehh said...

"Naw Content At I Work On A Starship"

Is that Naw as in Nawlins, La?

Can we expect Side-wheeler starships sailing the milky-way, crewed by men in white 3 piece suits armed with vest pocket derringers?

Roberta X said...

Typo!

...Editing is the hardest part of writing, period.

Sam said...
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Roberta X said...

I should 'fess up, too: the three USSF Reservists are based on Tam's cat (Random Numbers) and my two, Thomas (Tommy) and The Slinker (Slinky). The real-world "Cpl. Sl--" is a tiny copy of her Papa, Tommy.