Because it’s still early morning, I have to count today as one of my seven business days remaining before my sabbatical begins. SO. CLOSE.
I’ve finished the first draft of the cancer book for Pagans and am working on putting it in some logical order as well as a first pass of edits before I give it to my writing group to critique. I have a bit of a conundrum with this one: it’s a fairly niche market, so I’m actually not sure if I should try to get an agent or just submit to small presses, or self-publish. I did do a book proposal last summer with the largest wellness and New Age publisher in the country, who happens to be in my state, but I’m not sure where the cut off is to assume no response is just a “no thanks”.
I’m going to a local writing conference later this month that includes agent pitch sessions. As it happens, my dream agent is going to be there, so I’m going to at least try to get a pitch time slot with her for Banshee. Which means I need to finish Banshee, which means my first two weeks of not officially working a corporate office job will be FULL. I’m about 2/3 through Banshee already, so it isn’t impossible to finish the draft before the 25th, but it’ll be close. I guess what I’m saying is no, as it turns out I won’t be taking time between finishing at my job and starting this new career, at least not right away. I’m working on updating this site with better descriptions of those two works, too.
In other news, AI bots have joyfully spammed my comments lately with some amazing word salad. Before I deleted them, I thought I’d share some of the ones that made me laugh loud enough to scare the cat.
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tis wweb page. From a book review post. Why? This comment proves that meme about how your brain can re-scramble letters and read anyway, as long as the gobbledygook looks close enough to real words. Also, I actually didn’t know there’s a correct spelling for “gobbledygook”, so thank you spellcheck.
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Presenting the Amazingness life-changing efficiency supplement! Ok, the name of the commenter here is “Cost of Septic Pumping” and the post is another book review. Also, I can’t tell if “Amazingness” is the name of the life-changing efficiency supplement or if it’s supposed to be descriptive. Tantalizingly, that’s the end of the comment so no, I don’t know what the hell the life-changing efficiency supplement actually IS, but I could use some. I’m inefficient in general.
Amazingness will certainly alter your life for the better. Maybe “Amazingness” IS the name of the supplement? This was posted by How To Get Forklift Certification, so maybe not.
Drink this, as well as the result will certainly impress also yourself. Posted by Cheap Dental Surgeon on a post about Frankenboob. 1) WTAF. Go home, bot, you’re drunk. 2) I wouldn’t want a cheap dental surgeon in either the sexual connotation (for SO MANY reasons) nor the legit dental surgery reasons. I feel like surgery is one of those places I don’t want a Groupon, you know?
This is the service you’ve been waiting for! Posted by Camper Dump Stations Near Me. Are they saying I’m in desperate need of camper dumping? Is that somehow that exciting? I’m so confused.
This is a step by step overview on just how to use it and also what you can do with it. Um, this comment is on a post directed to Aliens about how I am not an English teacher. What is happening here?
Ok there are six more “Amazingness” and two “Phenomenal” comments that now have me convinced those are the names of the products involved. However, much like girding my mental state before diving into the Urban Dictionary, I would have to drink a lot before I tried looking those up. If you do, let me know what you find.
And finally, my favorite because of the context: Sensational is every little thing you require to alter your state of mind. Posted by Trailer Center Near Me Now, on a review of Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess, my favorite blogger of all time). I’m both intrigued and amused.
I think the AI writing bots are having some sort of meltdown.