Monthly Archives: July 2009

Outlined a synopsis!

Well, drafted it, really. By hand. Due to some quirk left over from high school, I think best holding pen and paper, at least in the organizational stages. I started on it this afternoon after finishing Turn Coat, around 3 … Continue reading

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Second draft!

Thanks to my ability to focus when I’m stuck against a deadline, I got 4000 words written on Friday, then another 1600 or so Saturday and today, including editing and expositing. Now I wait for my beta reader(s) to get … Continue reading

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Vacation, editing, and a rejection

First, the rejection. I wrote a piece of flash fiction (a story under 1000 words) earlier this year, and I submitted it in March. I got periodic updates, saying that my story had made it past the first and second … Continue reading

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Attention span of a gnat on speed

Or, as I like to call it, fannish ADD. I have eleventy million shiny things I like, and each one is my all time favorite shiny thing of the day. Until the next one comes along, of course. I still … Continue reading

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I get bad ideas.

About a year ago, I was lamenting the fact that I didn’t have vacation time to burn so I could take a Goethe Institut course. They have 2-, 4-, and 8-week intensives throughout Germany, and they’re highly reputable. They offer … Continue reading

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Netbook photos!

As you can see, Prussia (my netbook) is tiny. Here it is sitting on the 15″ MacBook. And here we have Prussia sitting next to a standard hardcover novel. And here’s a height comparison. Yes, tiny.

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My tech skills are mighty. Sorta.

OK, my google-fu is strong. I just got an Asus EeePC 900 4G (it’s purple with little swirls on it. Hush.) Problematically, the wireless card didn’t work, and since the thing’s a netbook, the point is kind of that you … Continue reading

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Plenty of work…

I just picked up 45 hours of work over the next 2 weeks, in 5 shifts. I’m going to spend several days on the coast (ish), sleeping in a hotel. Not that I’ll have time or energy to drive down … Continue reading

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Draft complete!

I finished the first draft. It’s almost 26,000 words. The first third are intro, the next 10,000 or so are actiony bits, and the remainder are tying up threads and denouement. I’ve sent it to my awesome friend for beta … Continue reading

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