[DWJ] An ambitious project

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Wed Sep 7 10:21:17 EDT 2011

The real question is, "How long have you known that you have an obsessive
personality and way too much free time?"

Melissa Proffitt

On Wed, 7 Sep 2011 00:03:25 -0700 (PDT), estairm at yahoo.com wrote:

>Wow, Melissa, 
>That compiled list is both amazingly complete AND useful for this project.  Have you recognized your precognition abilities before this?
>>From: Melissa Proffitt <Melissa at Proffitt.com>
>>To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net>
>>Sent: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 1:26 AM
>>Subject: Re: [DWJ] An ambitious project
>>A few months back I compiled a chronological list of DWJ's works, including
>>short stories, in case I wanted to do something like this. :) I think the
>>list is complete, and I was able to track down year and month of publication
>>for the novels and the stories--useful when you consider that _Eight Days of
>>Luke_, _Cart and Cwidder_ and _Dogsbody_ all have original publication dates
>>in 1975. Only five of the short stories haven't been included in one of the
>>anthologies, and four of those are in relatively easy to find volumes. (As
>>far as I can tell, "Mela Worms" has only been published the one time, in a
>>1989 anthology called _Arrows of Eros_ that took some doing to track down
>>So I do have the list, and I don't think it would be impossible to read
>>everything in strict chronological order. But it might be easier for people
>>to just read the anthologies as they come, particularly if we're talking
>>about getting them from a public library.
>>Melissa Proffitt
>>On Wed, 7 Sep 2011 08:10:33 +0800, Kylie Ding wrote:
>>>I'd like to include short stories, but how to handle them?  Some anthologies
>>>were published in the US with slight changes to UK anthologies, so there'd
>>>be a lot of duplicates if we went by volumes of short stories.  Some stories
>>>were never published in her collections.  
>>>Maybe we could read the anthologies in order and count the duplicates as an
>>>easy month.  And for those who have access to the uncollected short stories
>>>we could slot them in in order as an added bonus for that month.
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: dwj-bounces at suberic.net [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net] On
>>>> Behalf Of Melissa Proffitt
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, 7 September 2011 2:01 AM
>>>> To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion
>>>> Subject: Re: [DWJ] An ambitious project
>>>> Including short stories?
>>>> Melissa Proffitt
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