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Sep.05.2013
Wee bit tired, cough still moving along full-steam, and I'm trying to sleep well enough to get better. I'm also riding the buzz of yesterday's box of books. So despite the aches, the coughing, and the long day I'm having a great day. I'm just hoping to feel much better tomorrow, so I can lead...
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Sep.04.2013
Today has been incredible. One - it's my seven year anniversary of the day I was lucky enough to marry this guy. That's the biggest thing, obviously. Two - the box of my author copies of my novel arrived. I couldn't help myself - I've set up a giveaway for four copies of the book. You can click...
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Sep.04.2013
Light
Despite the physical reality sitting in front of me, I can't quite believe this just happened. I came home from a rather miserable walk to and from a drug store with a bag of cold medication - I managed to catch a pretty bad cold these last few days, and I want to make sure I've got a way to sleep...
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Sep.03.2013
When you're already a bit nervous about leading a conference call with a major power-point component, you know what makes everything much more whimsical? Having your network blow out, so that you are the only one who can't see the powerpoint presentation. So that was my day. How was yours?...
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Sep.02.2013
In return for his lovely review of This is How You Die, here's the fourth "mini-death" thank you story. The reviewer drew "UNDER COLLAPSING SHELF" from my remaining cards, but you can get a result from the http://www.machineofdeath.com/ site, too. If you want a mini-death tale of...
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Sep.02.2013
Damn, but this cold has knocked me on my butt. I'm not often one to catch a cold - usually my maladies are headaches - so I handle it in a truly masculine fashion: I whinge and mope and sit in my pajamas. My husband is brilliant about it, of course, and brings me tea and tries to make me feel...
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Sep.01.2013
I have a cold. I'd been denying it for a while, but there's no denying it now. Maybe it was my exposure to the frigidity of the tale from The Lavender Menace yesterday. Or maybe it was just being exposed to the right germ at the wrong time at work, as usual. Probably that. Still, today has had it...
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Aug.31.2013
I keep forgetting to mention this, but as I make my trek through The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy, I've actually got a Goodreads Giveaway going on the anthology. If you clicky the linky, you'll get to the giveaway, which is open to US or Canadian folk. So, if you're interested in bent...
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Aug.30.2013
Today I was pretty sure my latent super power to cause chaos in everything I touch had blossomed into a full-on ability. Not really, but it was close. There are some days where you come home, and you celebrate with a glass of wine, happy to know that you gave the day your best. It's a way to say...
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Aug.29.2013
Thanks to everyone who sent me a few words yesterday. My meltdown is over, and I had a decent day. End result: I took a break, even though I've only got a couple of days before the deadline of the story's call for submission, but I've been pondering the story all day, and I think I've got a...
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Aug.28.2013
I wrote over four thousand words today, and it isn't enough. I'm frustrated, tired, and annoyed, and it's time to take a deep breath and give in for the day. Maybe I'll wake up extra early for the next couple of days and see what's salvageable. Maybe it won't be salvageable at all. That's okay...
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Aug.28.2013
I wrote over four thousand words today, and it isn't enough. I'm frustrated, tired, and annoyed, and it's time to take a deep breath and give in for the day. Maybe I'll wake up extra early for the next couple of days and see what's salvageable. Maybe it won't be salvageable at all. That's okay...
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Aug.27.2013
How about we just say that today involved a lot of "challenging" people and that I was proud of myself for meeting the challenge and call it a win, hmm? Seriously, though. Perhaps today is a good day to remind everyone that regardless of how bad a day you are having, if there is a person in...
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Aug.26.2013
Going back to work today was a bit jarring. There are times I feel like a complete imposter. This isn't to say that I don't know how to do my job, but that there are times where I feel like people waiting for my answers and my input are being fooled somehow. Like at any moment they're going to...
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Aug.25.2013
Today I was acutely aware that two people were reading my novel. One of the really awesome things about working with Bold Strokes is the sense of community. A part of that sense is built all the stronger by something incredibly clever that the publisher does - a month or so before release, the...
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