Ursula K. LeGuin, first drafts and the biggest hole in the world

Posted on August 16, 2007

No, really, it’s the BIGGEST HOLE IN THE WORLD. They’ve banned flying over it because, apparently, it’s so large it creates suction and has taken out a couple of helicopters. That’s a mean, mean hole. (It’s actually a diamond mine.)

Apparently there’s a copper mine that argues it is even larger, but based on my in-depth analysis (i.e., looking at pictures online), my money’s on the Russian one.

Ursula K. LeGuin writes a very brief, very awesome suspense story about the horror that is — genre writing! Aaaahhghghh!

Monday night, I finished the first draft of Stargazer. I’m partway through reading it now, on paper for the first time; it’s amazing how much that alters my perception of some parts of the book. I have a long weekend of redrafting ahead, but my hope is for my betas to get a look at it around the middle of next week. Very, very excited about this — I’m almost halfway done with the series. It seems unbelievable!

Well, let me get that next draft done. I shouldn’t get too excited before all the rewrites.

14 Responses to “Ursula K. LeGuin, first drafts and the biggest hole in the world”

  1. cynleitichsmith


    Howdy Claudia,
    Are you the author of Evernight? If so, I’m very interested in learning more about your book, which sounds like the sort of thing I love most.
    My name is Cyn, I’m also an author of youth literature and Gothic fantasy, and I run a popular blog and related website (both largely venues to feature books and authors I adore).
    Please drop me a note: http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/site_info/contact.html
    if you get a chance, and huge congratulations on your upcoming debut!
    Warmest Wishes,
    Cynthia Leitich Smith