Daedalus

Daedalus

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Continuing to find words inadequate
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  • Are you a ...?
    Published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Historical fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    William Golding, Joseph Conrad
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Grass (RIP Sherri S Tepper)
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Procastinatory
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Some self-editing
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    Major publishing deal
    Your worst habit?
    Over-ambition
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    It is a tough game, but everyone does their best
    Where do you write?
    No longer contributing on main wall, to blogs or public forums
    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
    None of the above

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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on RichardB's Blog "Plumbing Update".
    Nice to know that the human angle of these procedures has not been ignored. Glad you're bearing up, and I hope the procedure doesn't take too long to schedule. FWIW my recent experience suggests that the quoted waiting time is often overly ...
    3 days ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on katie 's Blog "Worthless ".
    Not at all. Sometimes you just need to talk about things
    11 days ago
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    Jillybean
    "Jillybean" commented on Daedalus's Blog "Two new novels and the art of co-writing".
    @ Catasshe yes my low daily target is 2000 words and generally I manage that although I leave Saturday optional, as in I might do some or I might have a day off. I started off with 750 -1000 words as a daily target and worked up. It's like running ...
    16 days ago
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    Catasshe
    "Catasshe" commented on Daedalus's Blog "Two new novels and the art of co-writing".
    Glad you're liking the lectures, Daedalus! They are fascinating. Particularly relevant for hist fic writers, of course, but for all writers really.
    16 days ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Daedalus's Blog "Two new novels and the art of co-writing".
    Haha, you kept that quiet about the oath-swearing JB ;-) Catasshe, thanks for pointing me in the direction of those Hilary Mantel lectures, they're superb
    17 days ago
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    Catasshe
    "Catasshe" commented on Daedalus's Blog "Two new novels and the art of co-writing".
    This is all fascinating, Jillybean. Was particularly interested to mention the 'plodding must write 2000 words a day' point you made... Do you have that as a daily target? Every day? I've recently been trying to work out how to create sensible ...
    17 days ago
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    Barb
    "Barb" commented on Daedalus's Blog "Two new novels and the art of co-writing".
    How exciting. Congrats you two!
    17 days ago
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    Jillybean
    "Jillybean" commented on Daedalus's Blog "Two new novels and the art of co-writing".
    Finally making an appearance here - better late than never. Thanks to everyone who has commented and shown interest in the books. Cloudies are lovely as always. As regards the charges made against me for insanely high word counts, I'd just like to ...
    17 days ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Daedalus's Blog "Two new novels and the art of co-writing".
    Bear in mind that since I started work on this, I've basically written my bits of the Oath and Crown books and one or two short stories. Jules has written two more (I think) novels in her 'Unveiled' series, a couple of novellas and a handful of ...
    17 days ago
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    Catasshe
    "Catasshe" commented on Daedalus's Blog "Two new novels and the art of co-writing".
    Sorry.... 10K in A FEW HOURS! Wha... How? What? In the dim recesses of my memory I remember writing 5K in about 3.5 hours when writing 'trashy romance' years ago... switched off brain and wrote. But, twice that... Gulp!
    17 days ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "My Sister's Keeper".
    Remarkable, Whisks. I don't know how you do it. What wonderful ladies. They are lucky to have you
    17 days ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Aonghus Fallon's Blog "MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT".
    But what of Magna Carta? Did she die in vain?
    17 days ago
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    RichardB
    "RichardB" commented on Daedalus's Blog "Two new novels and the art of co-writing".
    Wot everyone else has said: massive congrats, and a fascinating account of how the co-authorship worked for you too. Like Jenni, I'm not much into hist-fic, but this does sound interesting. But 10K words in a few hours?!? Gulp. I bet I'm even ...
    17 days ago
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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Daedalus's Blog "Two new novels and the art of co-writing".
    Thanks Spi. I think having the pressure of knowing we had a publisher interested before the start helped, and the fact that we did our utmost to get the manuscript in in time for the 950th anniversary was a driver, but having said that there was ...
    17 days ago
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    SecretSpi
    "SecretSpi" commented on Daedalus's Blog "Two new novels and the art of co-writing".
    Congratulations, you two! I tried this years and years ago with a pal, writing a chick-lit thing which never got past about Chapter 6. My friend got bored, end of story. I'm interested to see how the synergy started when each of you started ...
    18 days ago

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  • Gerry
    by Gerry 1 month ago
    And cheers, Daeds!
  • BellaM
    by BellaM 2 months ago
    I've just read your comp entry. Powerful stuff. You've packed a lot into few words.
  • Monica Handle
    by Monica Handle 2 months ago
    Fantastic comp entry, full stop. Not having to explain 'Mornington Crescent' is such a happy moment, making for such a painful contrast with the current chaos in their lives. Lovely stuff.
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 2 months ago
    Bleak Daeds, your entry this month. Definitely bleak, and believable.
  • Barb
    by Barb 2 months ago
    Loved the ending to your comp entry. A very satisfying twist.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 2 months ago
    Brilliant job of keeping the reader in suspense and eager to know more in your comp ending. And ending with a bump.
  • Monica Handle
    by Monica Handle 3 months ago
    Great comp entry - the Lakeland names are a joy in themselves, and but using the landscape to link the present with the distant past really brings them alive.
  • Heather
    by Heather 3 months ago
    Thank you for your comments about my competition entry. I know this place and I still wonder!
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 3 months ago
    Thank you.
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 3 months ago
    Beautiful comp entry, Daedalus, the vistas were amazing but the final lines said it all.