20,000

| March 26, 2007

Well, yesterday I hit 20,000 words on Wolfbreed, my extracurricular novel twice removed. I ran the first 9000 words or so past the Hamsters this weekend, and while there’s stuff that needs work I did get some affirmation that it doesn’t suck. This is good, as when I tap into my id like this it […]

You Were Searching for What?!?

| March 22, 2007

Quick little factoid— You can use Feedburner to analyze traffic stats, and one juicy tidbit they provide is the search phrase for people who actually Googled up this site. Some make sense, but some of the others. . . “Definition Pink World” “define am in pink” “in what sense science fiction stories harmful to peoples […]

My Muse Done Beat Me Up. . .

| March 21, 2007

You might notice a brand new counter in the sidebar. No, I didn’t change the title of something, I just had the experience (last Friday in fact) of my muse coming round, slapping me on the back of the head and screaming in my ear; “NO! You’re going to write THIS! NOW! Move it, maggot!” […]

Politics + Science Addendum

| March 14, 2007

The Union of Concerned Scientists has published a guide that serves as a good counterpoint to an earlier post of mine about the ugly interaction between politics and science. The only problem is that the examples are U.S.-centric and post-2001 so it’s a little lopsided (i.e. the current American bureaucracy is not the only one […]

Careers, Writing, and the Mid-list Ghetto

| March 14, 2007

Well things have gone completely insane at the day job, rendering the posting here rather sparse. My department has lost two employees (really three, but the one was essentially a volunteer), and guess who’s taking up the slack? So the writing and the blog have suffered (60-70 hour weeks will do that to you). This […]

Copies are in!

| March 2, 2007

Yay! I just got my author copies of Blood & Rust: Two Novels of the Cleveland Undead, DAW’s omnibus reprint of Raven and The Flesh, the Blood, and the Fire, my two vampire novels. (Actually I got 16 of 40 copies, at 640 pages the book is kind of fat and only 16 fit in […]