We take our trick or treating seriously around here.

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

That was the scene in my front yard twenty minutes ago, It’s still going on out there, but we ran out of candy after an hour. We had fifteen bags. We live in a rural community (though we ourselves live on the town common) with the result that all 3400 people in town come to [...]

Today, Steles of the Sky begins.

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

I have a box of file cards with plot points and cool bits of worldbuilding on them. I have a tracking spreadsheet and an initial manuscript file. I have a pot of jasmine tea that my friend Tibby gave me. The dog has reported for duty, and it’s a beautiful day here in South Central [...]

Shunned House: For Sale/Sold

Monday, October 17th, 2011

On  the way out to Viable Paradise, Sherwood Smith, my dear Mr. Lynch, and I did a brief tour of Lovecraftian Providence. We visited the Shunned House and the Haunter in the Dark church and Mr. Lovecraft’s grave. To the island, boy wonder! (Sadly, I got no photos of Jim Macdonald tying her braids into [...]

“The failure mode for that is… dreadful.”

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Viable Paradise lurches along goldenly. We’re currently gathered around listening to Dr. Doyle discourse on the nature, theory, and practice of style. I see knitting, tatting, and scribbling in process as people listen intently. She is a tremendously quotable speaker. “The nice thing about literary lineages is that they don’t dead-end.” I sometimes think I [...]

Every meal is a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Photos of cats and nattering about book covers!