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here we go again

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Out with the old, in with the new: after taking about a week "off", it's been back into writing stories, this time the Clockmakers story. And of course I wasn't really taking time off. I was instead taking some time up front to make sure I knew the end of the story, the point toward […]

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why is there no fire? why aren't there the makings of one?

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On Saturday I decided I had No More Time. So while the pterosaur did his diligent best to look after Squawk and ensure she didn't try to feed tooooo often, I sat myself down in front of the laptop and deathmarched the cherry crow children story. I sat down at 10am. There were breaks (Squawk […]

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ideas breed on ideas

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image courtesy of xkcd.com (http://xkcd.com/470/)

GUYS, (I THINK) I KNOW HOW TO GET TO THE END OF THIS STORY. I am so relieved. I was beginning to wonder if I didn't have a workable idea at all. Turns out it was simply a case of exhaustion and time poverty. Getting a break on that front has given me the valuable […]

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only how many months late?

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GUYS, I KNOW THE END OF THIS STORY. (This story being the cherry crow children).1 Now I just have to get there. I don't actually know that bit. Yet. I'm scared to stop and count how many words I've written, thrown out, dragged back in, rewritten, edited, revised, and just generally stared at. Least efficient […]

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New Interview: Galactic Chat

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Hola! I am lifting my head from the morass of editing this one story I never want to see again1 and drafting this other story I don't want to have to write2 to tell those who find such things interesting that there's a new interview of me up online. This one is a little different, […]