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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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I’m on the Apply Filters podcast! [Oct. 24th, 2013|04:19 pm]
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Brad Touesnard and Pippin Williamson invited me to appear on today’s episode of their Apply Filters podcast, which is devoted to WordPress plugin development. Each episode is only about half an hour long, and they take part of each episode to talk about a specific plugin they like. It’s a great podcast; check it out! I had a great time, and I was honored to be asked.

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Friday giveaways: Coldtown, Countdown, Parasite [Oct. 11th, 2013|08:23 am]
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IMG_0474Now that I’ve given away all the work-related books (for this week, anyway), I have fun stuff for you to win: advance reading copies of Holly Black’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Alan Weisman’s Countdown, and Mira Grant’s Parasite.Read the rest of this entry »Collapse )

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Thursday giveaway: WordPress for Web Developers ebooks [Oct. 10th, 2013|08:28 am]
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WordPress for Web Developers (9781430258667)Today, I’m giving away three ebooks of WordPress for Web Developers! The format is up to you: epub (iBooks/Nook/Kobo), Kindle, or PDF.

To win, just leave a comment and tell me why you want a copy. Are you a web designer who needs to learn WordPress? A theme tinkerer who wants to learn plugin development and best practices? All answers are valid; winners will be chosen via random number generator tonight at 9pm and notified by email.

Good luck!

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Wednesday giveaway: WordPress for Web Developers paperback [Oct. 9th, 2013|08:02 am]
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WordPress for Web Developers (9781430258667)I have three copies of WordPress for Web Developers to give away today! These are paperbacks; I’ll do ebooks later this week.

To win, just leave a comment and tell me why you want a copy. Are you a web designer who needs to learn WordPress? A theme tinkerer who wants to learn plugin development and best practices? All answers are valid; winners will be chosen via random number generator tonight at 9pm. If you win, I’ll email you and ask for a mailing address.

Good luck!

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