Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Now Available!

My short story "Menagerie" is now available for reading at The Sword Review:


Go check it out!

Monday, November 19, 2007

The English

This quote made me giggle. Twice. So I had to clip it:

"The English may not always be the best writers in the world, but they are incomparably the best dull writers." -- Raymond Chandler

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Betraying the Fans ...

This reminds me of something I heard Orson Scott Card say about fans who complain that movie studios have "ruined" a book with their terrible versions. His simple response? "The book is still there."


Food for thought, in any case.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Staying Sane

This was said by Allison Janney, best known (at least, to me) for the role of CJ on The West Wing:

(on staying sane and happy) "Dogs tether you to the earth in some really good way. And exercise, of course. And martinis. And sexy high heels. That's it. Good work, a nice pair of heels, a martini, a dog and a man - not necessarily in that order." - as quoted in the magazine Living Fit

Found this on IMDB, and for some reason it struck a chord.

Saturday, November 03, 2007


When, at about mid-day yesterday, I had only written about 800 words, I decided that perhaps Nanowrimo wasn't in the stars for me this year. Well, I missed it last year and I'm badly out of practice with long spates of writing so ... last night happened.

Three thousand words later, I'm only a little over one thousand words in the hole for today - that's all I need to accomplish to be "on schedule" - and the novel is clear before me ... at least, until I hit the POV change after chapter four. Then the story goes into journal mode (at which point it starts *earning* the title "Journal of the Dead") and ... we shall see.

I'm very psyched about this. I've been planning to work on this novel since the spring, when I finished Flow. Second edit for that project is due after the Nano period - I don't honestly expect to finish this work by then, as I don't know where it's going as of yet and, with several interwoven "substories" planned in the back of my head, it's not going to be short. 100 - 120 thousand is not unreasonable as a vague estimate.

Now if only I hadn't been awakened by drilling at 8am.

Who has construction work done in a residential area at 8am on a Saturday morning?

Thursday, November 01, 2007


Pop over to http://www.Byzarium.com now and check out "In The Home of The Gods!"

And please ... be gentle with the rotten tomatoes.

Also! Direct your browsers to: http://www.Reflectionsedge.com, where "Coldsnap" has just gone up ...