Author Archives: lucy

Animals

there are leafblowers going at this neighborhood. I am deep in revisions via excellent editor’s notes, so Grrrrr. So until I can think again (even with headphones on! earplugs are too distracting for writing– I can’t stop feeling them in … Continue reading

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gas stove invention

marketable idea: make the grates on a gas stove a single grate on a hinge that just lifts like a car hood when you clean it. cannot be that hard! many problems could be solved. solved!  

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winding down &/or around

Waiting for editorial notes to enter into the true and final sequence of hotel revisions. Able today to turn to the task not of really embarking on the next book/s but to organize material. The idea is not to put … Continue reading

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dispossessed

I’m listening to LeGuin’s The Dispossessed on audiobook and I don’t have a hard copy to look closer at this one moment right but I believe that this thing happens in chapter 9 where the theoretical physicist protagonist has just … Continue reading

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General/Other

from publisher’s weekly. For real. General/Other Author of ONE HUNDRED APOCALYPSES AND OTHER APOCALYPSES Lucy Corin’s THE SWANK HOTEL, an at times surreal novel that begins at the outset of the financial crisis and ends with the impending 2016 election, … Continue reading

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k, done

Finished this draft. Sending tomorrow morning maybe, then organizing the scraps. Or maybe the reverse. Do I want to do something momentous tonight or do I want to watch tv. I do have a beer.

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waves

I actually think I’m about to figure out something about the form of the book, too bad it takes so long to log into this stupid thing it really bothers me though I guess that’s the price of virtually simultaneous … Continue reading

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I don’t want people

nailing any points

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ok

ok cut 1k words that have bothered me about letting a certain character get more space than she should. but it’s a hard day. so I read some gladman, listened to part of a lecture on the science of inner … Continue reading

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continued

28th: two days off for family. Read a Joy Wms story that I pictured as part of this cluster of stories that make their “cycle” across writers: the farm + so much water so close to home + a father’s … Continue reading

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