Tendinitis!

I’m down with tendinitis! This time it’s happily only my right thumb and index finger that are affected but regardless I have been ordered off all computers for a few days more. This means that you won’t be getting a proper blog post today. But since...
Confliction

Confliction

At the beginning of this month, I got myself an AWS Developer certification. For the non-IT-people reading this, that means that Amazon says that I am qualified to develop software on their services. And I gotta say, I feel conflicted about that. Let’s back up a...
Down for the count

Down for the count

I’ve been dealing with a particularly sticky case of a headcold and I’m falling behind on everything, including my blog posts. So, instead, have the glorious rendition of Much Ado About Nothing with David Tennant and Catherine Tate, in my less than humble...
Non-fiction recommendations

Non-fiction recommendations

It’s been a while since I recommended books and there have been so many good books lately! And because I can’t help myself, you’re getting them in two parts, with non-fiction leading the way and fiction to follow next week! Burnout: The Secret to...
Halfway!

Halfway!

The year is now halfway over! OMG! How did this happen? I am not ready for it to be July yet! But, since time has yet to consult me on how fast it ought to be moving, I figure it’s helpful to gather all the things I’ve gotten done in one place. Partially for...
Clarion Write-a-thon

Clarion Write-a-thon

As I’ve done a few times before, I am taking part in this year’s Clarion Write-a-thon. Should you, dear reader, feel inclined to, you can support my efforts here. More on my individual efforts later, but first: What is Clarion? Clarion is a six-week...
Clarion Write-a-thon

A novel from the beginning to the middle

A few of people lately have expressed interest in just how I’ve gone from idea to the draft that is fast approaching, if not finished, at least the midpoint that I’ll start sending around to agents and possibly editors. Early journey When I started...
Goblinfruit

Goblinfruit

One of the most useful things that I got out of Clarion as a writer is the concept of goblinfruit. The concept came to us from the brilliant Nalo Hopkinson, who talked about one of her favorite poems, Christina Rosetti’s Goblin Market, which absolutely everyone should...
Down for the count

Mainstream and niche specfic

I have been a nerd forever. I don’t get interested in things, I get obsessed. I’ve been reading comics pretty much since I learned to read. I found SFF literature in the library and I haven’t been able to fully let go ever since. I think it must have...
Clarion Write-a-thon

On spec

Due to last year’s novel fail, I’m still way behind on my podcasts and I just now listened to the Dirty Old Ladies’ episode on Spec Work from February and it got me thinking. In literature, there’s a lot of spec work. It seems that unlike in comics, spec work in...