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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

More writing goodies...

... by way of Moonrat, who adds an amendment to Tom's publishing glossary.

I love this one:
TRADE PAPERBACKS: What readers do instead of purchasing new books.

=hides Bookmooch and PaperbackBookSwap accounts furtively=

Aprilynne talks about firsts... from the desperation of being an aspiring author and the importance of goals.

And Moonrat herself discusses cutting text from writing.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Today, if you have a moment -- pop over to's match-it donation page. Please pass it along to others as well.

Mental health matters to me; I'm bipolar. And I happen to be lucky to know others to whom it matters also.

And if you have another way to donate, do that. The Bookmooch site allows readers to donate books; always ask and see if you can offer to volunteer or give in another way if that suits you best. How would you know sans asking?


Sunday, November 15, 2009

OSC's 'Show + Tribe

I haven't been keeping up on my blog roll lately -- neck-deep in copy editing does that. [I'll catch up when Locus is delivered.] Today I did pop over and see a title the great Lee Kontis reviewed: Ophelia Joins the Group Maidens Who Don't Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook

I was also thinking of Lee because of the penguins. Don't you always think of Edmund and penguins??

That came to mind because I heard this news, about a Shimmery person. Eric's also helped out at a ConClave writing workshop. :>

Congrats, Eric!

The point of all this? Ah, well, if you didn't know, sf is a fairly tight-knit bunch. :> There's a reason Emma and others call us The Tribe.

Edited to add -- another topic:

Author fair treatment by Neil, by way of Robin McKinley's blog.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

In Ohio...

We made it down to Ohio a bit before the wee hours Saturday evening.

Began settling in. Locus came in yesterday evening.

Please send good thoughts to my cat, who is taking the change poorly -- we lived alone, he and I, for nearly two years. This house has other creatures, but he is a little furry person you know, how dare--! Plus, the friendly dog and one particular cat [Mister] are very interested in him. Poor Gamble doesn't care for his welcoming committee.

So Gamble's coming out to explore when it's just he and I during the daytime, to help him adjust. That mostly works, except when Mister ogles Gam through the window.

Off to finish book. :>