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Doubts

Posted on May 13th, 2009 by annakjarzab

My right bicep hurts. Hm. Don’t remember doing any heavy lifting lately, although I did do several loads of laundry Monday night while talking on the phone to Kim, so maybe that’s why? How obnoxious. I’m the only person I know who can get sore muscles from doing laundry.

Anyway, doubts: I haz them. I’ve been overtaken by the world of GR, but recently I opened my SM synopsis and OH MY GOD IT LOOKS SO MUCH EASIER TO WRITE. I have about ten pages of synopsis and notes and as I read through it I kept being surprised by my own cleverness (also, by my own humility) and how much thinking I’d already done. And compared to SM, GR is starting to look like a big old ridiculous mess. A cool mess, but a mess nonetheless (who am I, Dr. Seuss? Shut it down).

So I’ve been thinking that maybe I should just write SM while I do the research for GR, since I’ve already kind of figured out that’s going to be a bit above average. It sounds sort of impossible for me to do that, but then I think about how I wrote AUT and planned out/researched MB at roughly the same time, so maybe it could be okay. In fact, I think I might be able to get the SM synopsis done in a weekend or two. We’ll see.

Apropos of nothing, a note to those who consider my cover “creepy”*–you don’t know from creepy. Take a gander:

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Sleepless
by Thomas Fahy

That is BLOOD. From her EYES. Running down her FACE. That is some serious creepitude, no joke. It reminds me of that episode of The X-Files that Stephen King wrote (“Chinga”) where the haunted doll makes people claw out their eyes in the grocery store. Obviously, I can’t wait to read it.

*Not that you’re wrong, it totally is.

6 Responses to “Doubts”

Alberto Lung on May 13th, 2009 at 12:29 pm Said:

Great post!

Shannel on May 13th, 2009 at 12:49 pm Said:

A few things:
1. I was on Amazon.com yesterday looking for a replacement charger, and just had to do a search on your name… yay! I was excited to see not only AUT in book but also audio version available. That was quick!!

2. When reading your blog and reading the acronyms of your books’/soon to be books’ titles I like “AUT” because I pronounce it like the word “ought”… this also causes me to growl “grrr” when I read the acronym “GR” and hum “smmm” when I read the acronym “SM.” Just thought you should know.

3. Bloody eyes — gross.

Yeahokaythanks.

annakjarzab on May 13th, 2009 at 12:53 pm Said:

1. I know, it’s been up for a few weeks–very, very exciting! Hadn’t seen that audio was up on Amazon, though.

2. That’s so funny, because in my head, I also pronounce AUT like “ought.” Joanna says it “Ay-You-Tee,” and I never say the acronym out loud, but in my head it’s “ought.”

3. So gross.

Mary on May 13th, 2009 at 1:22 pm Said:

I know I’ve said this here before, but: Thanks for the nightmares.

Also, that episode of the X-Files is not one of the three I’ve seen, but it sounds horrifying.

Also, can you call your novels things other than their initials? I get confused. You could call them different animals, or colors, or condiments. For us slow kids. You know, me.

Joanna on May 13th, 2009 at 1:38 pm Said:

I laughed so much and for so long at “That is BLOOD. From her EYES. Running down her FACE.” I could just picture you saying it and it was awesome.

courtney on May 15th, 2009 at 8:25 pm Said:

Your cover isn’t creepy! It is chilling. And it reminds me of the cold, even though it is a clearly sunny day and anyway OH MY GOD AT THAT COVER WITH THE EYE BLOOD WHAT.
*disturbed*

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