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Journal entries

  • 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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  • Indigo Rain and the Ursa Majors

    Nominations for the 2013 Ursa Major Awards are open through February 28th, and my novella “Indigo Rain” is eligible! This is the first time I’ve had something in the running since Why Coyotes Howl in 2005.

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  • A digression on Cyberpunk

    I was listening to Fangs and Fonts’ most recent podcast on cyberpunk, and—

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  • I hate to say it, but…

    …I may start writing a web serial sometime soon.

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  • Ebook Hula

    A couple minor updates: Why Coyotes Howl has been submitted to Bad Dog Books and should be available there in a couple days for $5.99 retail. And, the ebook version of “Indigo Rain” is now available at Amazon and Lulu (and should be on the iBookstore and Nook store soon).