It’s Mud Everywhere

So. I spent all day yesterday slogging through Lulu and CCC, and I think I have fixed the problem. Heavy emphasis on think. I’ve ordered a second copy, and should have it early next week. But I should know before then whether or not this method will work, because HTCB shipped on Monday, and I used the same method to produce it that I used on the character clinic.

Today I’m back to the language clinic, which I’d hoped to have done already. This year, everything is taking longer, everything has grown thorns, and I feel like I’m perpetually fighting my way through a briar patch with my feet mired in good Ohio mud. (Which is some of the finest mud on the planet, too–it ate more than one pair of my galoshes when I was a kid, and there were a couple of times I was pretty sure I was a goner.)

I’m rebuilding the worksheets today. I thought I already had them somewhere on the hard-drive. These are, after all, the worksheets I use when I create my languages. But I can’t find the templates anywhere. So I dug out my Matrin Languages notebook, and am going through and redoing everything.

As I said, mud. And briars.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.

3 comments… add one
  • hollylisle May 18, 2006 @ 11:20

    Galoshes. Rubber boots that go over shoes. Where I’m originally from, anyway.

    They may be called Wellingtons or Wellies or a dozen other names in other places, I’d guess.

  • wolverine May 18, 2006 @ 8:08

    Galoshes… gumboots? Rainboots, or something? Those?

    Good luck with everything.

    Wolverine.

  • kilishan May 17, 2006 @ 18:05

    It’s all in the way you look at it. While things may be going tough right now, you’re ironing out the problems you will encounter on future projects, and helping to redefine yourself and pioneer a way for future authors.

    Keep up the great work. Can’t wait to read them all!

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