away come away

just keep going, dammit

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Last Saturday, a friend of mine said he might take a break from the novel for a bit, because he wasn't sure quite where it was going, and he didn't like it very much at the moment. And I told him that meant he was most definitely Not Allowed to put the novel aside for […]

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house of cards

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Last night I stared at "Shaping Lily" with my edit letter in mind, and wondered if it's possible to fix what needs fixing without pulling the story to pieces. It was a totally vain endeavour, of course, and I knew this at the time as well, but it appears to be part of my process. […]

it's all about the whimsy

felicitous moments

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one: At work on Friday, during fraud and ethics awareness training, I discovered an amusing editing artefact in the Code of Conduct. Apparently, all employees "must treat everyone with respect and with harassment." Now that, my friends, is one hell of a code of conduct. Licence for polite savagery: issued. I don't care what the […]

clan life

time for a new plan

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Today, I admitted defeat. I've been getting up at 5 a.m. to get an hour's writing in before the dayjob takes over. It's been working okay (when I'm disciplined enough not to check my email, that is), but it's been chilly enough that I've been working from bed to keep warm. This morning, however,1 it […]

away come away

i'm looking for an interruption

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I've had a handful of questions of late as to what I'm working on, and it's slowly sunk into my addled brain that perhaps I'm not as clear about what's currently eating my brain as I could be. There's two reasons for this. For one thing, I'm dreadful at titles. This shouldn't be a problem, […]