Tag Archives: writing about writing

Musings on the ambitious flop that was “Bad Cow”

Yesterday I posted a self-deprecating / self-pitying image macro acknowledging that Bad Cow, which I’d enthusiastically considered the most important and mind-blowing piece of literature to grace my bibliography, didn’t really hit that mark. I intended it as a direct … Continue reading

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The First Feast

https://t.co/4nUoRqwkeN The conclusion you've both been waiting for. "The First Feast", an anthology of short stories including the long-running story of the same name from my blog, is now available. Also available in paperback: https://t.co/bwZpQ0u05v#IndieSFF #scifi #IARTG — Edpool (@St_EdPool) … Continue reading

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Interlude: Writing female protagonists

Here’s an interesting thing I saw this morning. An author kicked up a bit of a storm (oh, to have a share-fest viral outbreak like this… *wistful sigh*) with a tweet about a guy who hilariously failed to write a … Continue reading

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Wednesday. Summer Holiday #3 in Sight.

Due to an amusing series of coincidences, I have (at least) three summer holidays this year. The first, saved over from my pitiful new-employee allotment from last year, occurred over Christmas and New Year. You read the epic. Probably. The … Continue reading

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Glitches in the veil

Day 89. 158,363 words. Done. Well that turned into damn near a 10,000-word writing session. And The First Feast is complete. Just waiting for CreateSpace to check it, and then I’ll get the editors’ copies underway. An April publishing deadline might be … Continue reading

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Bonus post: Metrics, continued

Just a quick refresh on the metrics charts. I haven’t copied up the total word count graph yet but this weekend was a nice solid uptick. There you go.

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Interlude: Worldcon 2019

Day 62. 113,643 words. Oh yeah, we’re starting this shit already y’all. Just a brief entry for now. I purchased Worldcon memberships for the 2019 Worldcon in Dublin just this week. One for me, one for Mrs. Hatboy, one for … Continue reading

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