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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 […]

it's all about the whimsy

it's good to be king a slow loris

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Today, I give you links that appeared back to back in my feed reader. May It Please The Court (link courtesy Leigh Dragoon) A rendition of "Stand By Me" by an international ensemble cast of street musicians: (link courtesy Ellen Datlow) (This video was so awesome I immediately looked up their other songs released through […]

electricity is my crack

it never rains but it pours

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The signing sheets for Postscripts #18 have come and gone on their merry way and I can say this with certainty: I have no signature. Truly, every single one of those sheets is unique. I am currently sitting in my car, which is at the moment a very expensive sculpture, on account of the battery […]

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and this isn't even high-density living

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Lately, all my mornings start the same way: I lay in bed, listening to the sound of my neighbour throwing up. First time it happened was a weekend, and I wondered (not without some satisfaction) whether it was him, suffering the after-effects of too much alcohol. But it's been going on for over a month […]

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we are people people

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The past couple of days have been full of necessary, but non-writing, errands. No fun, no fair. I did do a couple of interviews, which I'll be sure to link to if and when they appear online. In far more fun news, I very belatedly bring to your attention the new People People song, now […]

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i bet i'll give up before it's written

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In a move that surprises absolutely no one but me, I have come to a decision: outlines are not my style. Seriously, now, stop laughing. I would love to be one of those writers who outlines; it seems ever so much more efficient and streamlined a process than my own, which is to know a […]

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nose to the grindstone

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Pledged is duly rechapterised, and I'm celebrating by … starting another project straight away. Yeah, it's not particularly smart, there's this little thing called downtime which I hear is really effective in guarding against burnout… but this project (untitled, like all my new projects, which makes blogging about them tricksome at best) is a short […]

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watch out, clarion's about

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The Voyager Online blog is running a feature on Clarion South at the moment. For those who don't know about Clarion, it's known as boot-camp for speculative fiction writers1. There's East2 and West in the United States, and South in Australia. Ahead of the January 09 class, Voyager Online has interviewed past tutors and students, […]