NaNoWriMo, concluded

| November 30, 2010

Well I did it (go me!), 50K words in a month.  This is a task I’ve manged before, but never as a conscious act.  Before, the few times I’ve been this productive, I’ve had a muse with a whip chasing me.  This time I literally started completely cold.  All I had was an idea that […]

Happy Thanksgiving Redux

| November 25, 2010

No time with the holidays and NaNoWriMo to add something beyond the fact that I’m still alive, and repost this from a couple of years ago:

Teh Scary, Continued

| November 18, 2010

More NaMoWriMo excerpts: “He killed her here,” she whispered. “Who? What?” “She didn’t like what he was doing, this place, what lived here. She begged him to move, to take the family away from this place. They argued, yelled, screamed. The floor was just vinyl stick on tile, old and brittle.” Her face had gone […]

Writing links pretending to be a blog post

| November 17, 2010

Plagiarism and Privilege at Making Light. Scalzi on MFA Programs and what is left untaught.  (With followup.) Charlie Stross is dissatisfied with Steampunk. (Yes, I’m late to this particular party.) First thing we do, let’s kill all the writers.

Trying for teh scary

| November 15, 2010

More NaNoWriMo stuff. In lieu of a real blog post, an except of what I just wrote about five minutes ago: The girl at the top of the stairs was older than Kelly, four or five. Her skin was pale to the point that it looked white even in shadow. Her hair was long and […]

Cthulhu is in the barn.

| November 12, 2010

NaNoWriMo update (If the blog seems slow,well something had to give.) I’m pounding away at my YA ghost story, and as the blog title suggests, it’s taken a bit of a Lovecraftian turn.  It probably won’t be an explicit Mythos story, but there’s clearly some eldritch horrors hanging about.

Internets Whap Editor With Clue Stick

| November 5, 2010

There is not much more I can say about the Cook’s Source Magazine scandal that hasn’t been already said.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about (and if so, what Internet have you been surfing?) we have the author of an article about  medieval tarts (SCAdians take note) who had her article lifted wholesale […]

NaNoWriMo Cont.

| November 4, 2010

I’m more or less on track with my NaNoWriMo project, and I have registered myself and my project on the NaNoWriMo site.  It’s probably a little more accurate than the counter I have here, since I get to see pretty graphs and such.  Also, I is motivated since winning will get me a discount on […]


| November 2, 2010

I’ve taken the plunge.  Being without an outstanding contract for the first time in 17 years means this is the first November since the inception of NaNoWriMo that I have the time to try and participate. So, now that I have the Marked proposal over on my agent’s desk, I’ve started a completely new secret […]

Ten things we learned from the Rally to Restore Sanity

| November 1, 2010

1. You can be a moderate, and be to the left of Barack Obama. 2. Calling for the death of novelists? No problem. 3. CBS couldn’t estimate the attendance at a three-year old’s birthday party. 4. Comedy Central does message control and suppression of the press better than some third-world governments. 5. Apparently Jon Stewart’s […]