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Snippetless

Cedar Sanderson

The writer at work

I don’t have a snippet today. For almost a year, is it? No, can’t be that long! Maybe six months, there has been a snippet of my fiction here in the Sunday blog post. Today, I don’t have one. I’m not ready to snippet The God’s Wolfling, although I have a few thousand words of that story down. It needs too much work, and too much time, to begin with the snippets any time soon. Which leaves me with a void.

I was told yesterday evening – repeatedly! – that my blog is eclectic. Well, yes, and by design. I have a lot of interests, not just writing, and I want to share. I want to make this blog interesting in turn for my readers, with the hopes of persuading you all to stick around, and enter into a sort of relationship with me. This isn’t just about attracting potential customers, you know. Yes, I’m a mercenary writer wench, but I’m also one who loves a good conversation.

I know we aren’t going to approach the conversations at my mentor Sarah Hoyt’s blog, those are phenomenal, and probably unrepeatable. But perhaps in time I can ask: “what would you like to see here, on Sundays, from me?”

I’m up for short challenge fiction. I used to play that with a group called Indie Ink, and I was sad when it dissolved. I’m unlikely to be inclined to gived you a scholarly, cited article every week (too much like school! 😉 ) but if there’s a topic you’re curious about… I do have university library privileges, and adore researching. Heck, over the summer if I get stuck on writing you are likely to get recipes and food porn photos from me.

I don’t know when the snippets will begin again. I will let you know what my progress is as I go, but my summer is going to be full, with a convention at the end of June (LibertyCon!) a chemistry class hard on the heels of that trip, and hopefully, my kids for camping a week in August. So I won’t write three novels this summer. Sorry… no, I’m not 🙂 Good things, all of them.

In the meantime, I have homework, an online quiz, two covers to finish off for others, and gardening. It’s a lot for only one day.

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8 thoughts on “Snippetless

  1. Cedar, would it be possible to make the font you write in a little darker? On my computer, at least, it’s a gray just barely darker than the background — makes it hard to read!

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    • Mom, I will look. I think it’s linked to the ‘theme’ I’m using, so if I can’t change it at the posting level, I’ll switch themes. I don’t usually look at the posts, just the editing side, and you are right, that’s not easy on the eyes.

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  2. Not to worry. With the outdoor market season fast approaching, I have plenty to do to prepare. Recent sales calls allowed me to put almost 60 Tookybird Totes and a dozen Gardeners Aprons in local businesses. I have to sew, draw and paint non-stop if I’m going to be stocked with enough goods to make a good presentation at the end of this month.

    I should not spend so much time online anyway, but I do enjoy your blog. Take a break, breathe deep and relax. You won’t lose us me easily.

    All good.

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    • I’m glad you enjoy the blog, and wonderful news on all the orders! I look forward to seeing photos of the art that happens now.

      I will relax, a bit, with school winding down. Time to switch gears to my other ‘hat’ and start writing in earnest again.

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  3. “Short challenge fiction.” Liiiike…a snippet from Devon’s POV? The scene where he meets Bella, maybe?
    The conversation in which Alger assigns Dean to keep an eye on Lom?

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    • Hm! Good ideas, thanks! I had planned to do some short fiction in the world of Pixie, and with the final book in the trilogy not coing out until 12-18 months from now while I wrap up other projects, that would be a good way to keep my head in the stories.

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  4. Food porn is always an acceptable substitute for story snippets. My experience is that most living beings respond well to food. 🙂

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    • LOL! Yes, I have noticed that as well. I will have to contemplate what will work. I know Himself has been campaigning for a batch of Blondies, but I don’t know how well that recipe will photograph.

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