In desperate need of suggestions for an excerpt!

  • Posted on: 7 November 2010
  • By: MeiLin

Hey you guys! I'll be reading not once but TWICE at Orycon! woohoo! I'll be reading "Fears Moon Woman" at the Late Night Erotica Reading...

...and I'll be reading SOMETHING at the Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading earlier that night. Help me figure out what! I have between five and six minutes, that's all. The flash fiction I wrote for the New Scientist contest I can read in a little over a minute--it's only 177 words long!

So I need a chunk of LaB or the Gulch to read. Five to six minutes translates out to about 800 words. If you've read all of LaB and can think of a short section that might grab a listener, holla! Because I have NO IDEA.

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Karen's picture

Hi Meilin, had a hiccup logging in but it is me. Does the excerpt have to be family-safe or can it be sexual?

MeiLin's picture

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I'm reading not-family-safe later that night, a chunk of "Fears Moon Woman," a story I really wish you guys could read NOW. But you can't. Wink I just got the contract today from Circlet Press. When my full rights revert six months after publication, then patrons will be able to read it and other folks will be able to buy it for 99 cents.

Karen's picture

When Temmin gets yanked through... I'll say no more in case you're not that far into it online and it's a spoiler for readers, but you know the scene I mean. Totally family-safe, definitely intriguing, my suggestion.

JeVoudraisCake's picture

Supplicant

What did you pick, after all?

MeiLin's picture

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That's why I'm so freaked out! I need something "pow!" and the problem with my writing is that it's very connected with what's come before; excerpts make very little sense.

MeiLin's picture

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I'm going to read the first section of "Fears Moon Woman!" Which you guys haven't read yet, but it's some of my better work and stands alone pretty well. I just mailed in the contract for it to Circlet Press; not sure when it's coming out, but six months after that it'll go up here in the premium section.

The funny part is, 3-4 hours after I read the first section, I'll be reading the middle section at the erotica reading!

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