Sunday, January 31, 2010

Oh Screw It

I've now spent hours trying to write an instructive post on peer review for writers, and I'm sick of it. So in a nutshell: If you're having trouble getting a good critique of your work and you're in a hurry and you don't mind spending a bit of money, go check out Scribendi. They work quickly, their rates are good (compared to other editing services), and you'll get good feedback. I used them to help with my synopsis and was very satisfied.

In other news... Every writer I follow seems to be blogging about the Macmillan / Amazon debacle - I found Charles Stross's post on the subject to be good reading. My own feeling is that Amazon is shooting itself in the foot with this, and that ultimately Macmillan will get its way... but Amazon is a pretty hefty gorilla, so no promises. I just hope I'll be able to order Trade of Queens when it comes out without feeling like a tool.


Author's Log

Not nearly enough writing, given that I had a snow day to work with yesterday. Unfortunately my attempts to work were derailed when I found out how much I owe in taxes for last year, which is a crippling horror that no one should have to endure once, much less every year. Living in a fortified mountain compound is looking better all the time...

Current Reading

Flipping through the latest books of One Piece at the moment, after finding them at the library. After that, I'll be rereading the first two books in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance cycle in preparation for finally reading the third one.
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