Monthly Archives: April 2009

I just quit my job.

For a variety of reasons, which I won’t go into here. But hey. I’ll have a lot more time to work on the half dozen projects I’ve got lined up! Maybe even write a novel! (Or edit the crap out … Continue reading

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History is cool.

Learning history in US high schools is bollocks. As I commented elsewhere, my high-school-based knowledge of World War I could be summarized this way: Sarajevo, Franz Ferdinand, Germany invades Belgium, lots of people die, the Lusitania, more people die, and … Continue reading

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My letter to MANAA

Dear MANAA, I am writing to express my support for your efforts regarding the whitewashing of the Avatar: the Last Airbender movie. I’m saddened that Paramount doesn’t see how discriminatory their casting call was, let alone the final casting. I … Continue reading

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On old projects and new

So. I’ve got this novel I’ve been working on sporadically over the last 7 years. It’s not very good. I feel somehow obligated to take it from the first draft where it is to a revised draft, adding in a … Continue reading

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The one thing you can’t trade for your heart’s desire is your heart: MEMORY by LM Bujold

I could read this book a hundred times and not get tired of it. While it’s the best of LMB’s Miles books, it’s the worst place to pick up the series: you need the emotional investment in the characters for … Continue reading

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Reading, reading, not writing

I’m working through Memory, slowly but surely. I wish I had a large block of time so I could get through it and blog about its awesomeness, but with several other projects, hobbies, and a 40-hr job, I’ve got to … Continue reading

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Interesting.

I am faced with a … not a conundrum, really, but a thing to wonder about. When I started writing Nothing Beside Remains in, uh, late 2001? early 2002? Something like that, anyway, I had vague senses of where things … Continue reading

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