The official blog of author Jean Marie Bauhaus

Oh Livejournal friends, I am so far behind with you I can’t even begin to catch up. Don’t feel bad, though, because it’s that way with me and the entire Internet right now. But I miss you. How are you? Is that getting old yet? Don’t answer that.

My writing plans After Layoff are different than they were Before Layoff. BL it was simply this: edit Hero Factor and post it, and forget everything else until that’s done. But it needs a lot of edits, and I need more perspective on what works and what doesn’t, and also I need to get my name out there and make money. Especially the money part. So for now, my plans AL are this: write short pieces, fiction and non-, and submit to paying markets. Speaking of paying markets, there is one that put out a call for a specific type of novel that my 2007 NaNoWriMo project just happens to be, and the deadline for that is April. So that’s where most of my editing and revising energy is going right now. For anyone who has actually been on pins and needles to read Hero Factor, I’m sorry. It’s going to take quite a bit longer to get ready than I thought. But it’s going to be a much better story for the delay.

Speaking of short fiction and making money, suggested putting out a chapbook of my flash fiction and ficlets. Is that a good idea? Would any of you be interested in paying, say, $5 for something like that? If not that, then how much? Please answer in the comments, if you don’t mind, because I’m way too lazy to create a poll just now, my love of ticky-boxes be damned.

And now I’m going to go eat something, pour a big cup of coffee, and then write, if all of these furry attention-whores around me will let me.



Long overdue for an update


  1. I’ve been thinking about you, Jeanie. Sounds like you have several irons in the fire, though I’ve missed your online presence, too.
    I would pay $5-$10 for a chapbook. I have several friends who have produced chapbooks, and I’ve always enjoyed reading them and supporting my friends.

  2. I still vote for the flash fiction book. You have some powerful material, and short, concise pieces that make people think can make you some dough (I think). And when you get famous, please don’t forget the little people. Like me.
    Ahem 😛

  3. Yeah, reckon I’d pay $5-10 for a chapbook of short pieces, sure! Especially if it’d help out an author I know.

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