Category Archives: Personal blither

The Cancer Thing

Here’s the deal: Just Got home from the hospital after major surgery for a tumor. Why didn’t I say anything about this surgery/cancer thing earlier? Well… Frankly, the Internet has a tendency to be invasive, hysterical, and overly “helpful” and … Continue reading

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More Busy-ness

I had a lovely time at WFC and B’con and saw lots of old friends, met some new folks, inflicted myself on a great many people, went to amazing places, eavesdropped on great conversations, chatted up writers, editors, archivists, and … Continue reading

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The Sound of Squeeing….

I’ve just arrived in Long Beach for Bouchercon after a week in Washington DC for World Fantasy Convention to discover…. Oh my *Squeeee*! My book has been nominated for an RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice award for Best Urban Fantasy … Continue reading

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Wandering after WFC

After WFC, Stina Leicht and I went to look at the Smithsonian and other things around the National Mall in Washington DC. First we were greeted by a horse playing The Beatles “Eleanor Rigby” (quite well) on electric cello at … Continue reading

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Stuff Continues…

At the moment I’m revising the SF Thriller and I’ve just completed my ridiculously complicated transportation reservations for World Fantasy Convention (in Washington DC) and Bouchercon (in Long Beach) next month. After that, I have some medical stuff to attend … Continue reading

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The Old Thesaurus

So… I’ve been working on a story that’s set during Prohibition and part of it takes place during World War 1. When I was looking up a word for a friend I realized I had the book and that it’s … Continue reading

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Grass

I feel I’ve had my workout for the day: I mowed the 1/2 acre of rolling, overgrown lawn. The dogs are undecided about this. While the grass is now easier to run on, it’s not as long and cool to … Continue reading

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Panic Mode–On!

Ack! The copyedit has landed and it’s due back in 2 weeks! Ack! All other projects–including the taxes–will be put on hold until this beast is off my desk (this CE seems to have trodden lightly on my prose, happily … Continue reading

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I Hate DST

The following is partially cobbled together from my Twitter feed: I hate DST—if you want to get up earlier, just… get up earlier. Why torture the rest of us? I’ve looked into it and the persistence of DST in the … Continue reading

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Writer-brain is—Squirrel!

Most years I finish the required novel the first week of the new year, turn it in, and become an exhausted, brain-dead slug. This year, that didn’t happen. I finished the novel and was happy with it. I worked on … Continue reading

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The Flipside of Insomnia

Haven’t been able to wake up today. Just the opposite of my problem 14 years ago, when I couldn’t sleep for 5 months. Feels just as disconnected, but less suicidal.

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Carry On, Doggle

So… I took the “hundering therd” for a walk today, since it was sunny and pleasant out. Only got about a half-mile done, since it’s heavy work managing the Two Mighty Dogs of Discord and Destruction. We survived, though. And … Continue reading

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