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Saturday, September 07, 2002

E-mail in from Caitlin Kiernan's right-hand woman Jennifer Caudle, letting me know that Farscape has been cancelled, and that over in Cait's Low Red Moon journal, Cait is organising the resistance to try to rescue it. See her entry for September the 7th.

In addition to trying to save the television show she loves, Cait's is the best journal about the business of actually getting down and writing that there is. It's the bit that I tend to leave out of this one, because I worry that it'll be dull, but Cait manages to keep it readable and interesting.

Then again, I've not written a novel since I started this journal, 18 months ago, just an awful lot of shorter stuff. When I do start the next book, whichever one it decides to be, towards the end of the year, I may well start posting daily word counts and the 'had a good writing day'/'had a bad writing day' stuff that life writing a novel tends to become. (When writing a novel that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: "House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day." "Got call this morning to say I'd got Nobel Prize for literature. Wrote less than 300 words (285) probably unusable, so lousy day." And so forth.)
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