Ohhhhh I dunno.
I found out yesterday via the eminently magnificent Kim Harrison that Harper Voyager is accepting unagented manuscripts during the first two weeks of October. This is pretty amazing, and I should totally submit mine.
Except they want complete, polished novels, and mine is woefully short of that. The completeness part, not the polished part. My writing style honestly looks very polished pretty much immediately – it’s just full of giant gaping holes. The sort of holes that, in Minecraft terms, lead to lava and diamonds and bedrock – but in writing terms, are just jarring and annoying. It’s 99% impossible for me to get my novel into a reasonable state of completeness in 2-3 weeks.
But I’m an optimist, so…yeah. I’m going to try anyway. I’m ready to be an author. I always worked better under a deadline, after all.
As such I will become a creepy recluse for the next two weeks. If it looks like I might really make it, I will even be missing the Mists of Pandaria release for the first few days. The opening of an expansion is always ridiculously buggy and overcrowded so I’m not sure I’ll miss much. I’m shooting for a far loftier goal than leveling quickly.
Doubtless I will be posting neurotic updates. The amount of tweeting I do also seems to be proportional to the amount of writing I do, so I’m going to go ahead and apologize now.
I would appreciate all the cheering on I can get. Also sushi and/or alcohol. Help a girl out.
/cast iPod [Dark Knight Rises soundtrack]