Potpourri for One Hundred

Jay Lake can use your good vibrations today as he goes in for some cancer surgery.

Michael Jasper links to Dean Wesley Smith‘s entry about writing a Book as an Event.

Well, yeah, writer’s got to keep writing. Writer’s got to send things out. And writer’s got to be patient with self. And writer’s got to keep repeating those things.


Keeping with rejection of novel as event, Maggie Stiefvater writes a Dear John letter to NaNoWriMo.



In the we knew them when section, fellow VP Fighting XIII’er Sean Craven makes his first short story sale to Tor.com.

Sean gives me hope today. Even though I talk with a great deal of confidence, when the teachers at VP told us we were the next generation of SF/F writers, you can believe it about the others, but you have doubts about yourself. It makes me feel that all this cuspy stuff I’m on the verge of *can* happen, and perhaps, just for Sean, for half an hour to celebrate, I’ll allow myself to get good and hopeful.

Good job, Sean.


So. Lunch. Writing. Waiting for the new stove. Turkey pick up. Yeah.


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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