Write write write write. Write write write.
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And so on, and so on.
Yes, I am still alive. Yes, I have been writing up a storm (and deleting up a storm as well -- Chapter Elven is kicking my ass, but I maybe sorted it out yesterday).
And yes, I have been a terrible blogger of late. There just hasn't been the time and working on The King's Glamour has taken precedence over popping up to tell you how it's been going working on The King's Glamour.
What an odd sentence.
But! News! Stuff! Clarion!
Okay. If you're a writer of science fiction or fantasy, you've probably heard of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop. If you read the stuff, you may have heard of it too.
What you may not be aware of is the Clarion folks do a Write-a-Thon to raise money for the workshop.
Well, now you're aware of it. Bonus points for everyone.
As of this writing, Glamour stands around the 70,000 word mark. Structurally speaking, we're rounding the bases and heading for home. It's exciting and fun and I really think folks who enjoyed The Seven Marketsare going to enjoy going on another adventure with Ellie and Company.
I figure there are about 20,000 words to go for the book. Maybe a bit more. Almost certainly not much less. So when I learned of Clarion's Write-a-Thon, I thought I might be able to two-birds-one-stone things a little bit. I'm going to be writing anyway, right? So why not use that to try and raise a little money for Clarion?
So here we are.
Here's my profile page, where you can go to support me in writing something I was already going to write: Clarion Write-a-Thon. I haven't set a fundraising goal -- why limit what folks can give? -- but I have set a writing goal: 20,000 words. As noted above, that should push us over the finish line.
There are two options for fundraising. The first is a flat donation: for the sake of your sanity, this is what I'd suggest. The second is a per-word donation. For clarity: I will meet or exceed my goal of 20,000 words by August 3rd. If you choose this option, you are a wonderful, amazing person, but make sure your wallet's ready for it.
Thanks for whatever support you can give, even if that support isn't monetary. Just spreading this via word-of-mouth would be a tremendous help. Once upon a time I was supposed to attend Clarion and I still consider that one of the great missed opportunities of my life. That's the "nice" version of the story, but I hope you'll help me help someone else to make that dream come true.