December 31, 2008
Back home after two days of long drives. We have a party to go to tonight. We’ll be welcoming back into town some friends who have been living in New Mexico for the past year and a half. It’ll be great to see them and to ring in the New Year (and ring out this old one) with good friends.
Wishing all of you a wonderful 2009.
December 29, 2008
Today’s post, “A Wrtier’s New Year’s Thoughts,” can be found at http://magicalwords.net. Please visit the site and enjoy the post.
And if I don’t post again before New Year’s, please have a happy, fun, and safe holiday. Thanks to all who have visited this blog and shared comments with me. I wish all of you a wonderful 2009. May it bring peace, healing, and prosperity to all.
December 22, 2008
Today’s post, “Holiday Writing,” can be found at http://magicalwords.net. Visit the site, enjoy the post, and have a wonderful holiday season.
December 18, 2008
As many of you may know, I am part of a group blog called MagicalWords.net, along with fantasy authors Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, and C.E. Murphy. We started the site early this year and have each been posting about the craft and business of writing fantasy on a weekly basis (so, generally four posts a week, one from each of us, with occasional guest appearances by other writers, editors, and agents). As of this morning, our site is now in the top 3% of urls in terms of popularity. Many thanks to all of you who have come to visit the site. We’re grateful for the support.
And for those of you who haven’t yet visited http://magicalwords.net, today is a great day to check us out. Faith has a post up today about revising manuscripts. So come on by and check it out.
December 15, 2008
Today’s post, “There is No Right Way,” can be found at http://magicalwords.net. Check out the site and enjoy the post.
December 14, 2008
So, been a few days. Had to focus on the rest of life for a little while there, Every year Nancy and I throw a big party — an Australian Christmas Party. What makes it Australian? you ask. Well, in Australia, Christmas is a summer holiday. It’s hot and sunny, and the year we were there we spent Christmas at the beach eating shrimp and fresh strawberries, boogie-boarding in the waves, and playing cricket. So we get a ton of shrimp, we get Tim-Tams and Mint Slices (our two favorite Aussie cookies), as well as a ton of other food (cheeses, satay chicken, chips, etc.) we have our friends bring plonk, and we light a fire in the fireplace and crank up the heat so that people will come in shorts and t-shirts and be comfortable, despite the 30 degree (Fahrenheit) weather outside. Great fun. But also a lot of work. So I spent the last half of the week shopping for food, as well as for holiday gifts for family. Then yesterday we were getting the house ready for dozens of guests. And, well, blogging and work kind of fell by the wayside.
The party was last night, and it was a great success. And now I can get back to work for a week before traveling for the holidays.
December 10, 2008
Today’s post, “Making Worlds That Make Sense,” can be found at http://www.sfnovelists.com. SFNovelists is a terrific site maintained by fantasy and science fiction authors from around the world. Please come by for a visit. And, as always, enjoy.