Notes from the Labyrinth
Unobtainium and Dragons' Bones
Yay? 
28th-Jan-2012 05:13 pm
mfu: ik-stet
I have a complete revised draft of The Goblin Emperor . . . 20,000 words over budget.

This is what one might call a mixed blessing.
Comments 
28th-Jan-2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
Ooops.

See if they notice?
28th-Jan-2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
Ouch.

I know the feeling.
29th-Jan-2012 12:01 am (UTC)
I still think it counts as progress!
29th-Jan-2012 12:29 am (UTC)
This is what one might call a mixed blessing.

Congratulations anyway!
29th-Jan-2012 12:38 am (UTC)
As a fellow writer, I sympathize and make hollow laughing sounds in solidarity.

As a reader, I WANT ALL THE WORDS, ALLLLL, and view publishers who impose word counts as impediments to my major goal.

P.
29th-Jan-2012 12:44 am (UTC)
Yowsa?
29th-Jan-2012 01:04 am (UTC)
Kind-of yay.
29th-Jan-2012 01:18 am (UTC)
(Somewhat qualified) congrats!
29th-Jan-2012 02:25 am (UTC)
WOO HOO!!!!!!


I am so happy for you!!!

:-D
29th-Jan-2012 02:26 am (UTC)
Modified rapture!
29th-Jan-2012 03:26 am (UTC)
Nothing is an unmixed blessing. I focus on the words "complete draft" and send a heartfelt YAY.
29th-Jan-2012 05:39 am (UTC)
Well, personally, I can't see this as a bad thing! *tries to figure out why an publisher would think it's bad thing either?*

Edited at 2012-01-29 05:39 am (UTC)
29th-Jan-2012 03:18 pm (UTC)
Production costs.
29th-Jan-2012 01:21 pm (UTC)
Well, congratulations anyway.

(and purely as a reader, more is better than less.)
29th-Jan-2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
Sympathies.
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Sympathies. <Avoids looking at the 165K first draft...> If you end up cutting bits here and there, save and share the outtakes with your loyal fans? We'll enjoy them, and that way they don't just vanish from existance.
29th-Jan-2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
Seconded! I loved the deleted scenes from DoL, both because more Felix, Mildmay et al. = always yay! and because of what they showed about the writing process.
30th-Jan-2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
DONE IS GOOD.
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