Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Filler: Or, Where Have We Been and Where Will We Be?

Any of you fine folks who've been reading this blog for any length of time will likely have noticed that Michelle didn't post yesterday, and Thursday is her usual day here. Well, here's the thing: Michelle is busy writing a book and her publisher has given her a deadline. There are worse fates.

You might also be interested to hear that Domey Malasarn is working on a book. While I'm at it, I should mention that I'm working on a new one, too, and I have a couple of novels out on submission via my charming agent, Weronika "Sounds like Veronica" Janczuk. What this means to you, Mighty Writers, is that your hosts are busy writing novels and we also have adult life stuff to do. What I'm getting at is that we've decided that we can no longer guarantee a daily Literary Lab post for you.

This makes us sad, but the sadder fact is that we haven't really had time to put together thoughtful and useful (and sometimes just plain interesting) posts for you, and so we've sometimes been wasting your time lately by enticing you here for a lukewarm meal of Not Much To Say. Michelle, Domey and I want to give you better than lukewarm. We want to give you steaming hot, boiling, molten, flaming and smoking ideas and observations about the venerable and honorable and totally sexy craft of writing. Our hope is that, by posting only When We Have Something To Actually Say, the posts will be worth reading, helpful and thought-provoking.

So that's the new world order here at the Literary Lab, at least for the time being while Domey, Michelle and I are knocking ourselves senseless with new projects. We've agreed that there will be a new post a couple of times each week, from at least one of us, so don't stop following the blog! I forbid that! Take your hand off your mouse, you.


  1. Yay for not wasting people's time! (Except on Friday when I think people like to have their time wasted, or at least I like to waste time on Friday.) Internet Noise Reduction has been a big theme for me the last few weeks, so I hope this is helpful to people. But, I do admit to also being sad.

  2. We weren't even going to announce this change; we were just going to do it. I felt compelled to post something just because it's Friday.

  3. I'm way ahead of you. I'm also working on a book, and while I used to comment every day, my other writing and my regular life have restricted the frequency. And let's not get into the irregularity of my posts to my own blog...

  4. Thanks for the heads up. And best of luck to all of you on finishing your novels in a timely fashion.

  5. You all do what you need to do - write fiction! Much more important in the long run.

    I haven't been commenting here as much either - I've been out looking at barn owls and other cool things.

    I shall look forward to the Literary Lab's steaming hot posts of the future!


  6. Yeah, it has felt like an #EPICFAIL over here, but honestly, I think we are all made of #WIN for doing what writers really do - WRITE! Yay!

    Thanks, Scott, for putting this up. I'll spread the word. Our faithful readers who stick by us no matter how busy we are the ones we love the most. :)

  7. Don't feel bad! We're writers. Writing books is what we DO. Having a blog and a platform is great and everything...but if we don't have a product to sell, that product being our BOOKS, there's no point in all of the blogging/networking/tweeting/facebooking, etc.

    Good luck on all of your projects!

  8. Knocking yourselves senseless writing novels is the only reason you're allowed to cut back on your post. 'K?

    And now, go knock away.

  9. Makes complete sense, even though I am a little bit sad..but then I don't get time to post a comment everyday (even though I do read every post) so I can imagine why you'd want to cut back..

    Have fun writing!!


  10. Well, all I can say is that I hope to see you all back here later.
    I'll leave you with this to think about.

    "I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by." - Douglas Adams

    But in all seriousness, good luck to all three of you.

  11. Should I mention that the first order of business is to write ... books, that is?

  12. Domey, Michelle, and Scott, I'm happy to hear you all have fun projects to work on! Best of luck and enjoy focusing on the important stuff :)

  13. Unfollow? C'mon. You know we love you guys. You all just do what you have to do. Nobody's gonna unfollow anybody around here.

    When you talk, we'll listen :~)


  14. Good luck with all your projects. Completely understandable that you don't have time to post because you are busy writing. Look forward to hearing more about your projects. I don't always have time to comment on every single post myself, so maybe this way, will be able to keep up with you all. :)


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