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2012 year in review post: the writenating [Jan. 2nd, 2013|09:33 pm]
Marissa Lingen
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I wrote this post already. About all the stuff I managed to accomplish in 2012 and how I felt about it. Then livejournal ate it. Thanks, livejournal! Sigh.

So I did stuff. I did writingy stuff. ("Writingy" is one of those words people use that lets you know they're real writers, not like those hacks who have to use dictionary words.) I wrote ten stories, which is by no means a personal record but isn't anything to sneeze at, either. I did some revisions for a long-trunked project and have detailed plans for more. I wrote a fairly sizable chunk of a novel that was like pulling teeth, put it aside, and started a novel that is not the least bit like pulling teeth. I sold seven new stories and had eight new stories published (several of which are available from links on my bibliography page).

This was the year alecaustin's and my collaboration first saw publication, and we sold a couple more collaborative stories and have plans to do more work together in the new year. So that's been a very good set of things for both of us. I also had a story in a Year's Best and sold a story for this year's YB, and while I am not an assiduous pursuer of reprints, I found some all the same.

I stayed pretty closed-mouthed this year about how the vertigo and related meds were affecting me, and I kind of want to keep to that. Suffice it to say that they were, and that I am beginning to be able to notice patterns in the med/no-med periods. Ideally this will be something I can exploit when I have to do it again. (If, I suppose. But realistically, when.) So while I'm not pleased with everything I dealt with, I'm actually pretty pleased with how I dealt with it. When I let myself be.
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[User Picture]From: alecaustin
2013-01-03 04:23 am (UTC)
I am obviously biased here, but I certainly feel like you had a year to be proud of, and I hope you can remember to be pleased with what you accomplished in it.
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[User Picture]From: also_huey
2013-01-03 05:25 am (UTC)
Once you get the commercial endorsement and the hazmat certification on your Poetic License, you're allowed to mangle words. I know, because it says so in this thing that I wrote here just now. Also, because I used to torment editors with "Look, I've been a professional writer for ten years; I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING".

...so that's when they made me an editor.
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From: coffeesvp
2013-01-03 04:00 pm (UTC)
I loved Timothy Egan’s The Worst Hard Time, a history the Dust Bowl, but you have made me regret that he didn’t include a chapter on dinosaurs. From Werewolves to T-Rexes you are a highly entertaining writer.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2013-01-03 04:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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From: sheff_dogs
2013-01-03 04:29 pm (UTC)
As someone who is learning to live with pain (adhesions) but who does NOT want to be defined by that I'm cheering the last paragraph.

And I have found your stories a real distraction from the pain, so for me that is the highest praise.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2013-01-03 05:36 pm (UTC)
That's a very high compliment indeed. Thank you.
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