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(no subject) [Jun. 23rd, 2014|03:03 pm]
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Threw my back out again yesterday. Have been more or less incapacitated. At least today I can get out of bed; going to the bathroom last night involved a lot of swearing.

Oh, hey, Mercury IS in retrograde.


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ugh. [Jun. 21st, 2014|03:58 pm]
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I was supposed to fly to Chicago on Wednesday for a writing retreat. Instead I came down with a horrible stomach bug, with some extra-weird virus symptoms, and ended up going to the ER twice before noon.

I've been holed up at my parents' being fed Jell-O and soup. I'm fine now, but I'm just now sitting down to write for the first time this week (at 4pm on Saturday) and I am SO ANNOYED that I didn't get to see my long-distance friends, didn't get a nice long break for writing, and have now had two retreats this year ruined by illness.
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#663399 [Jun. 12th, 2014|10:38 am]
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This site (and my Twitter profile) are purple today in honor of Rebecca Meyer. My thoughts are with Eric and his family.

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why LJ [Jun. 3rd, 2014|03:15 pm]
Livejournal staff would like to know more about how and why you use livejournal.
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Mystery of mysteries [Apr. 5th, 2014|01:58 pm]
Dear brain,

It's adorable that you've handed me the ten-years-later sequel to the five- or six-book mystery series. Really, I adore you. But, maybe we should work on finishing the first one? It's just a suggestion, you understand.

With exasperated fondness,
Me


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Happiness is... [Mar. 13th, 2014|01:18 pm]
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... getting paid for a big project, such that you can operate your business for the next two months even if nothing else comes in.
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Year, begone [Jan. 1st, 2014|01:30 am]
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2013, I have nothing to say to you. When we reminisce about the good years, your name will not be called. Begone.

Your pictures will lurk under the others’, your corners forever warring for territory on the sticky page. When you begin to damage your opponents, we will call a halt to the hostilities. We will resettle you elsewhere, in an undisputed box.

You tried to kill us. You burned us, drowned us, sickened us, shot us — what is it with years and guns lately? — and you sent your winds to sweep us away. Keep sweeping as you go; your mess awaits our care.

Pieces of you are missing. We buried them with our families and friends. You leave without your full complement of passengers; I deem you a poor conveyance.

Your governance, you stole from your predecessors’ store of jokes. Here, take it back. It is what we asked for; it was not what we wanted.

Return to your father’s house, little year, imprecise assassin, careless keeper. Sit at the feet of your elders. Ask them, Could I have done better, given what came before?

Perhaps they can find some comfort for you. I cannot; what I might have shared with you, you have taken.

Begone, year. Welcome, year.

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WordPress for Web Developers, and other stuff, 40% off [Oct. 31st, 2013|10:48 am]
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apress-halloween-40-saleApress is having a big ebook sale this weekend! Use the code HLWN13 to get 40% off all their ebooks, including WordPress for Web Developers.

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Copyediting [Oct. 30th, 2013|01:09 pm]
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99 commas appear on the page.
99 commas appear.
Take one down, pass it around,
108 commas appear on the page.

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Romance writing advice in 140 characters [Oct. 29th, 2013|02:37 pm]
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The other day, YA author Justine Larbalestier asked several luminaries of the romance genre on Twitter why she was having so much trouble writing a romance. I’ve Storified the advice she got from Joanna Bourne, Tessa Dare, Courtney Milan, Sherry Thomas, Cecilia Grant, and Marjorie Liu.

ETA: Justine has written some more about the conversation.

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