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Lucas Hargis

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in Goldsboro, NC, The United States
December 25




Andrew Smith, Jandy Nelson, Langston Hughes

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I’m a multipotentialite: incurable nomad, YA author, artist, tattoo addict, spreadsheet whiz, tarot reader, unicorn-at-large, and lover of all things weird.

Repped by Sara Crowe. My debut, If Found Return To Astropop, is scheduled for Fall 2017.

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Lucas Hargis This is a hard one in the sense that I have no idea what to consider my "most recent book".

Is it this one since it's the last one I completed drafting…more
This is a hard one in the sense that I have no idea what to consider my "most recent book".

Is it this one since it's the last one I completed drafting?
Well, the title birthed it. One day, it just popped into my head. But not just the words. I saw the whole IF FOUND, RETURN TO ASTROPOP scribbled in Sharpie on a journal's label.

Or another one, Epistle of Doff, I first drafted in 2012's NaNoWriMo, that I've edited off & on since then, and am finally calling "done" enough to send to my agent (today!)?
It stemmed from the question: If another Great Flood wiped out all life on earth, and we fast forward millions of years, what would people/daily life/technology/landscape/religion/philosophy/history in that future society look like? (This answer might be cheating since it's also kinda a question?)

Or the manuscript that's halfway written & remaining that way for a bit?
It's called Gaydreaming. Its genesis was in exploring what would happen if teen best friends, each closeted and secretly crushing on the other, fell for each other's alter egos via a gay dating app.

Or the idea I'm plotting now?
Currently [title-less]. This one was triggered by the random phrase:
Let's turn this funeral house into a funeral home.
It may or may not end up being as my first Middle Grade.

[No character limit in this window, right? K. I'll just leave 'em on in here.](less)
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LUCAH: A Poor Way To Promote

“For we see so many works of art,

we read so many criticisms —

mostly written by very ignorant persons,

but written in fine pompous language,

in sonorous phraseology which dazzles us –”

~Edouard Lanteri

[quote segment 1 of 3]


I’m an idea incubator. Often an idea comes & I go:

Okay, that’s odd. & risky. But wouldn’t it also be interesting to see fleshed out?

This post is one such experiment.

So my partner &

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“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
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