Journal entries

  • A Day With No Tide

    My novelette “A Day With No Tide” will be in the anthology Gods With Fur, edited by Fred Patten, to be published in July 2016 by FurPlanet. It’ll be released at Anthrocon at the end of June and available for order online shortly thereafter.

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  • Ursa Major Awards 2015 nominations

    It’s that time of year again. And again, this year I have things eligible for nomination! Unlike past years, I have no longer works, but I have two short stories.

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  • Further Confusion 2016

    As I have been for the past several years, I’m serving as Further Confusion’s writing track lead, and I’m also on several panels. Here’s my schedule:

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  • Inhuman Acts (a noir anthology)

    Ocean Tigrox, up-and-coming writer/editor and one of the cohosts of the Fangs and Fonts podcast, has put together an anthropomorphic noir anthology called Inhuman Acts. It includes stories by Mary Lowd (Otters in Space), Alice Dryden, Ianus Wolf and more, thirteen stories in total.

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  • Journaling

    In early May (2015) I wrote a piece I published on Medium called “Blogging about not blogging,” in which I mused on my near-abandonment of my tech blog as well as my failure to keep my “writing journal”—i.e., this blog—up to date.

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  • Going Concerns nominated for a Cóyotl

    While I’m going to be trying to get back into blogging a little more here, now that I’ve gotten a spiffy new setup on Coyote Prints and what I hope will prove to be a more user-friendly blogging editor setup based around BBEdit, this is just a quick update. My novella “Going Concerns” has been nominated for a Cóyotl Award, the writing award from the Furry Writers’ Guild. Voting is open until mid-August. This is a really good batch of nominees—I’ve always been inclined to wave the “furry literature” flag around, granted, but if this group isn’t going to convince people there’s some great stuff being written with anthropomorphic animal characters, both from within the fandom and without, I’m not sure what will.

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  • Twitter, LiveJournal and navel-gazing

    I’ve observed in the past that LiveJournal has been disrupted more by Twitter than any traditional “blogging” platform—like it or hate it, Twitter’s perfect not only for status updates (its original use case) but for just about any quick “hey, I’d like to share this with friends and followers” impulse. Tumblr is something of an extra sucker punch: while there are things that LJ does that Tumblr doesn’t, nearly everything they both do—from following your friends’ posts to providing a safe haven for teen-to-twentysomethings to get righteously angry about the state of the world—Tumblr does objectively better.

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  • Quiet around these parts

    Updates since my last post, all the way back in April:

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  • Novel workshop and etc.

    I haven’t mentioned this here yet, but I’ve been accepted into this year’s Novel Writers Workshop at the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction. The novel I’m workshopping is a hard sf novel (tentatively) called Kismet. I’m excited and a bit nervous about it—I’ve never actually finished a novel before. (Not that there’s any guarantee I’ll finish this one, but I’d like to think this will make it substantially more likely.) I’ll be attending with a friend, Tim Susman, who’s finished a fair number of novels—and who met the workshop’s instructor, Kij Johnson, when she was teaching at the Clarion Workshop he attended a few years ago.

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  • Ursa Major Final Ballot

    I’m very happy to say that Indigo Rain made the Ursa Major ballot this year!

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