I have a new post up at the blog about the insidious effect of language. It’s important to me, but it may not be very “nice” in a lot of ways. It is also very long and contains a lot of “bad words.” If you are uncomfortable with that, don’t read it.
July 1, 2013
June 26, 2013
I have managed to claw my way to 2,207 words on the SF project, which puts me back on normal word count, but not back on track for my Clarion West Write-a-Thon goal. I’ll have to work pretty hard to catch up, especially since I’m reading from the Steampunk material tomorrow at the University Book Store and hosting a party on Saturday, then heading to Oregon for a family reunion on Wednesday. I may have been overly ambitious….
June 22, 2013
So, I’m pleased to say that Clarion West met its 300+ writer goal for the Write-a-thon which means they will get the matching funds and increased pledges! Which means about $3,000 for that worthy oganization! Hurray!
And we finally got the yard fence done (though we are still working on the dog run and well access easement.) If you want to see the fence, go look at this post on the blog.
June 20, 2013
I now have a donation/writer page at the Clarion West Write-a-Thon site. It includes an excerpt from the on-spec novel–which is not a Greywalker book. Should you… you know… want to see what I’m up to or something….
June 19, 2013
All right, so… I joined the Clarion West Write-a-thon. And there’s a pledge pending if they reach 300 writers for this year, so… go sign up or support your favorite writer! (You can also look up my write-a-thon page at the bottom of that one if you want to do something silly, like… sponsor my participation in the Write-a-thon.)
May 31, 2013
OK, so… the house has a small, formal living room (13′x11′–is that actually small? or does it just seem that way in person?) and we didn’t know what to do with it. We’re not the formal entertaining type so the room was a head-scratcher for us. The previous owners used it as a living/music room and had a console piano and some other instruments in it along with a love seat and a small secretary desk with a delicate little chair. Clearly not a practical idea for us. We put our first bookshelves in it and suddenly it was “the Library.”
See the rest of this post on my blog.
May 29, 2013
This is the path I cleared over the holiday:
Read the whole post and see the photos on my blog.
May 26, 2013
I’ve been lopping off the tree limbs that overhung the driveway and road, and I cleared off the front path which had become buried in cedar droppings and overgrown by plants. Yesterday I cleared some bracken ferns, salmonberry canes, and some sort of vine off the pump house and around the house and drive so you can actually see the road, the driveway, and the pump house now, and the house is no longer in danger of being invaded by a climbing vine of some kind the way the pump house had been. Eventually I’ll get inside the pump house and clear the vine out of the interior, and pull out the stumps of the vine root stocks and the bracken fern root masses too, but today I’m too tired. At least you can now find the house and the pump house and not be eaten by Audrey II every time you go onto the back the deck. The bees are miffed though, because I ended up cutting back quite a bit of their favorite pink-flowering shrub that was falling into the road. I hope they don’t hold a grudge….
May 10, 2013
And plainly she approves, even if her humans are discussing mundane and boring things, like shower curtains.
Click to see the video on YouTube.