Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two (aghrivaine) wrote,
Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two

Published Novel!

Good news - I was able to retrieve a largely intact version of my novel. So, pending some edits, and coming up with a title (!) - It will be published in serial form, ten pages a week, on

Tom, the owner of is using the Creative Commons digital age licensing. Creative Commons is very interesting, and for those of you interested in rights management and intellectual property, I encourage you to take a look. The deal is that an artist retains full commercial control over a creative work (be that written, musical, visual, or programming...) while releasing "into the wild" the ideas it consists of, as well as giving free license to distribute attributed copies. File-sharing is a sticky wicket, because the government insists that all file-sharing is inherently commercial (a trick to get tune-swappers in trouble) Creative Commons has an exception to "commerical activity" in that one regard, as long as all the other controls are upheld. crosslinkes a lot with Boing Boing - which has a lot to do with Cory Doctorow. If the book is well received, it could get some attention from there, which would be exciting. What's art that isn't viewed, right?

So, long-term I've got to come up with ten good pages a week, which is easy given that I've got a significant head start. Short term... I really need a title. So far the filename is the closest thing to a title I've got, which is "jungleplanet.doc". No good title has jumped up and bit me yet - not like with my other book, which when I realized the title (or more exactly, was told the title in a dream, by one of the characters...) was obviously perfect.

Still, this is about the most exciting writing news I've had since coming to Los Angeles, except maybe for getting my scripts rejected by Disney. Onwards and upwards!

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