Friday, September 18, 2009


By the way, the title of this post is a reference to the movie UP! If you haven't seen it you are missing out. Anyway, I feel like a squirrel getting ready for winter. I have been running around doing just about everything but writing. Sure I have done some edits and actually I wrote a query letter yesterday that (after countless drafts) I am proud to say is mine, but my word count on actual stories has been zilch lately. This morning, before the boy woke, I managed to pound out 600 words and felt pretty good about it.

The rest of my days have been spent running around, trying to potty train my boy, and working on the yard, trying to get it into decent shape before winter sets in. I figure the better it looks now the less work I have in the spring, when all of my good intentions turn into summer and then fall again.

In good news there is a really good book trailer going around the web today for Barry Napier's collection, DEBRIS. The book will be coming out sometime in the next month. Also, 52 Stitches is out on Amazon. I look forward to reading all of my favorite stories and reading a few I may have missed as the weeks seemed to fly by this year.

Hopefully it will be a productive weekend and this next week will get more words out that this week has. Until later.


Fox Lee said...

All the yard work must be great exercise : ) I got an Indian pop dance DVD for when it gets cold and I don't have to water/weed the garden.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Nat- my wrists are still crackin' and poppin' from moving some of the railroad ties. I think I am getting old. :)

Cate Gardner said...

I think a query letter = three short stories, and when you get around to the synopsis (if you haven't alredy), that equals three novellas, one query letter and building a new house.

K.C. Shaw said...

Query letters count for about 50,000 words no matter their actual wordcount, so I'd say you're way above average.

(Darn it, Cate, you said it first and better than me.)

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate- damn, forgot about the synopsis.

K.C.- I wish I had a 5K week, let alone 50K. My brain is on mis-fire this month.

Katey said...

Yeah I'm with Cate-- the query letter is a big, big deal, and totally takes more effort than any amount of wordcount.

I won't get into the synopsis.

Here's to a productive weekend!

Carrie Harris said...

Man, Cate took my comment too.

Pretend I said what she said.