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([personal profile] bacchus May. 5th, 2009 06:01 pm)
Welcome to my new journal! (Thanks for the invite code, [personal profile] kylara . :D)  I'll be using this mainly to update folks on my writing career.  But be warned, there might be the occasional randomness. 

I'm really excited to announce that I just sold another non-fiction article to Strange Horizons! This one is called “Saint Patrick, the Irish Druids & the Conversion of Pagan Ireland to Christianity.” I will update as soon as it goes up on the site, but based on the length of time it took to edit my last article, that may not be for a while. (Old article “Medieval Mindsets: Narrative Theory and The Mists of Avalon” can be found here)

I honestly don't think it should take that long, though. The first article I submitted required a srs bsns rewrite to change the original scholarly voice to one that was more accessible to a general audience (no more jargon). I fretted and procrastinated over that for a whole summer before I sent in a better version, so that delay was all me. There were lots of smaller editing issues to tackle after that. But a year and a half later I was able to call myself a published writer, so it was definitely worth it.

Also for those who might not know, my novel excerpt for "The Oracle of Bacchus" won my college's Research and Creative Work on Women Award in the alumna category sponsored by the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women. For not an insubstantial amount of money, I might add. *g*
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From: [personal profile] ar


First of all, I love that you got [personal profile] bacchus, ahahahaha. A++.

Second of all, congratulations, both on your latest sale and on Oracle's win! That's fabulous. ♥ And eeee, I hope the querying turns up some good possibilities, because I still want to find out what happens in the book. >>

And third, one of my internets friends ([personal profile] pitseleh, on the off-chance you're curious) has totally been tutoring me in the ways of Arthurana, so it's possible that by the end of the summer, I might be able to read your Mists of Avalon article and know what's going on in it. XD I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW.
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From: [personal profile] ar

I know, right? It's so cool. D: Good job, us.

I did get some stuff published by The Wheel, but it was such a pain in the ass to write for them that I'm no longer doing it. I got into the Ariston this year, too! I was really proud of myself--two poems, heh. Kellee has a piece in it, too.

I have decided that I want to read other Arthur-related stuff first, so that I have a better foundation for understanding how Bradley plays with the legends, if that makes sense. But then I think I will! And I'll give you my tl;dr. ♥

Ahahahaha, fucking Snakehead fish. After school's out, I'll make you an icon of them, too. XD
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From: [personal profile] ivoryandhorn

Congrats on the award! Hopefully this will help your luck with the queries. :)

I really liked your Mists of Avalon article so I'm looking forward to the second~ it sounds pretty interesting. :3