journal

we interrupt this silence for a brief message

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I read somewhere once that it was terribly poor form to start a blog post with an apology for the silence. Now, whenever I feel I've let one too many days slip by without blogging, I'm paralysed for how to start, since apparently I can't start with an apology. On such quibbling social anxieties my […]

journal

i'm not afraid of a little chemical reset

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My circadian rhythms responded to Tuesday's punishment by waking me up at 5:29 both yesterday and this morning. Oh, circadian rhythms, this means war, and you're going down. (At least no one has greeted me this morning at work with a horrified expression and the diffident, "Are you OK? Do you need to go home?" […]

geekgirl

normal schedule hopefully to resume soon(ish)

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Yesterday hit 39°C1 — and today hovered around 20°C2 and bucketing down. That's … quite a range for 24 hours. Ah Melbourne, city of extreme mood swings. No wonder I loff you so. I've been a bit silent/absent from the interwebs lately because of, well, because of all the work I'm drowning under, so forgive […]

journal

true dat

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I'm a little broken-brained today, on account of an extracurricular stint at the dayjob,1 and I still have edits and a few more edits to do, so by way of content I offer you Jennifer Crusie — Ten Tips for Writers. This is some sterling publishing-related wisdom. My favourite is point 5 and/or 6: measure […]

announcements

look who's had a makeover

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An email from Allen & Unwin yesterday informs me that the A format paperback1 version of Shadow Queen is back from the printers. Official publication date is 1 September 2009, which means copies should start appearing on bookshelves… well, anytime over the next few weeks, actually. Complete with the new format comes a new cover. […]

illustrated

remember what she does when you're asleep

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Today, I practiced Not Wanting things. It worked really well — right up until lunch, when I decidedly did not want what I had brought, but equally did not want to shell out money for something else. QUANDARY. Apathy forced me to eat the lunch I had brought, albeit with much grumbling about the sub-par […]

administrivia

i promise to check more often in future

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I just discovered a few questions had been sitting in my FAQ queue for who knows how long. Perhaps foolishly, I expected my FAQ plugin to send me an alert, either by email or through the dashboard, when it needed my attention. So if you've been checking the FAQ, wondering why I was ignoring you, […]