Because they didn't have enough exciting stuff to do already, Ann & Jeff Vandermeer just launched Weird Fiction Review, the new site for all your weird needs. Go there now to read an exclusive interview with Neil Gaiman, a webcomic by super talented artist and writer Leah Thomas, and lots of other yummy stuff. There be axolotls in suits. Just saying. Everyone and their auntie seems to be doing NaNoWriMo. I'm all for having an incentive to finally get your thumb out and write, but I feel for those who aren't used to producing 2000 words a day (that's about what it amounts to, isn't it? 50 000 words is the target, and with a few days off here and there, 2000 would be about right). Not becaue it's a pain to push yourself over your normal limit (it is), but because it'll generate hours and hours and HOURS of editing. Speaking from my own experience only, of course. I know there are people out there who can churn out 10,000 words a day, Stephen King-style. I have no idea how they do it. If I go past, say, 800 words, things start going downhill fast. The rest is word salad. Having tried the NaNaBoBo, I ended up with a lot of word salad and a very painful process of trying to sift through it for usable stuff. I just don't know, man. But then again I know people who thrive on the long form, and tell me they don't get how I handle the short form (and then we shake our heads at each other). Someone somewhere must have done scientific research on this.