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Writerly Validation

by Jonathan 0 Comments

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I’m pretty stoked to be writing this post. I’ve missed getting thoughts down here.

I’ve had the pleasure of a critique session with Paul Di Filippo via the Starship Sofa‘s writing workshop series. Both Paul and Tony C. Smith–God-emperor and host of the Sofa–pretty much rule. It’s not every day I get to pick the brain of an established author like Paul, so yeah.

I sent him the first 40 pages of my novel. He was quite complimentary, using words like “market ready” and “chops.” His critique points were quite helpful, too. Needless to say it was nice to hear someone who knows from writing say those things. It’s like a shot of caffeine for my confidence that tells me I’m doing something right.

With writing being the lonely profession and all that, I’ve made a decision to reach out more, engage more and maybe, just maybe, hit a convention or two, starting with Capclave 13┬áin October of this year.

In the meantime I’m quietly querying, working on another novel, and just plain working.

I’ve also grown attached to Spotify, and with it, this guy: