Just so you know

| December 26, 2007

This blog is officially 1/3 evil.

My obsolescence, let me show you it

| December 26, 2007

Instead of waxing poetic about all the really cool things I got for x-mas, I thought I’d collect all the stuff sitting in my office that used to be really cool. Remember, eventually that iPhone’s going to join this little montage: We got here on top, the Ultimate Doom, which needed 5 whole disks to […]

Ready, Set. . .

| December 24, 2007

Well, Christmas is upon us and for me it means something in addition to the birth of Christ, feeding ham to the in-laws, and sacrificing a tree on the altar of capitalism: This year it’s the start of my semi-annual writing vacation. (No, not a vacation from writing.) Like a lot of novelists out there, […]

But if it’s that easy, wouldn’t everyone do it?

| December 23, 2007

Again, some Smart Bitches have led me to yet another choice example of web ludicrousity (I’m a writer, I get to make words up) where a website lists “romance novelist” as a possible home-based business for stay-at-home moms. While certainly upbeat and well-meaning, anyone who’s had to actually expend effort to make money from their […]

Merry Christmas from Videogame Hell

| December 23, 2007

Asshat of the day

| December 18, 2007

Oh the things you find online when just clicking around at random. The man’s name is Tad Safran, he’s from the UK, and I do not think he gets laid enough. He has an article at Times Online (which I found via a post at the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books blog) that is essentially one […]

GLoLw Cat

| December 16, 2007

Now, some breaking news from those wacky Korean scientists: Of course, these genetically-engineered fluorescent cats were created to deal with the epidemic of fluorescent mice.

Advice from Mark Twain

| December 16, 2007

I have suggested in a comment that beginning writers should all read Mark Twain’s essay Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offences. (This is the third time I’ve posted about it in this blog.) However, for the caffeinated ADD sufferers out there, I’d thought I’d post Twain’s rules here. (i.e. the ones Mr. Cooper violated.) There are nineteen […]

25%

| December 15, 2007

Well I’ve hit the first landmark in the Apotheosis Trilogy I’ve felt worth posting about. I have reached the quarter mark on the trilogy as a whole. Word-count subject to change, as I’ve assumed that book #1 is going to be a little longer than the next two. Speaking of book one, I’m a little […]

Why I Hate Self-Appointed Literati

| December 12, 2007

In the Guardian there’s an article about the 100th Anniversary of Mills & Boon romances. In their article they’ve fallen into the pathology of having to include a pro and a con segment to the article. (What? Someone has an opinion? We must have an opposing viewpoint, the force must remain in balance!) It is […]