You may not be aware that my best buddy Arianne “Tex” Thompson has published her second book, Medicine for the Dead. We’re using it as an example how authors improve from one work to another. Now bear with me. The shmoo part is going to make sense.
One Night in Sixes (the first book)
My wish for you is that you’ll always look back on your earlier work and think it sucks.
Don’t be like Vegeta
I finally whip out the shmoos?
I recently wrote a novella…
Wonderful, Awful Ideas every Friday!
Dare I dream of a second alternate history fan?
I don’t suppose I need to link to Terry Pratchett, do I?
Are you tuned in to the rustling of the sea urchins?
If everyone loves your stuff, it’s not being read widely enough.
— Joe Abercrombie (@LordGrimdark) April 12, 2015
Dan Koboldt! (he knows about archery)
Bokken in the back seat
So what do you think? What’s your balance between polishing your shmoo and filling the water column with your planktonic larvae? How long should you hold onto a project before sending it out into the world?