• Getting ready for the coast

    I finished the copy edits on Blood Winter this week and sent them back. It’s crazy how much of that book has been written or otherwise in this travel trailer. Not exactly the best atmosphere for working, and no reference…

  • In Salem

    Made the drive to Salem in about 13 hours and in one day. So happy to see the man and to be able to spend time together. Sunday we went and looked at some houses. It’s amazing how awful some…

  • In the name of updatery

    Did you know that if you don’t write a blog post, nothing happens? I mean, no words magically appear? It’s exactly like book writing. If you don’t write the words, they don’t just show up on the screen. Darnit. I’ve…

  • Lucky

    I am one of the lucky ones at the moment. The temps here are in the 80s. (I’m a heat wimp, so that seems hottish, but nothing like so many others). I’d rather be out on the Oregon coast right…

  • Progress is Progressing

    The past few days I’ve been herding cats, er, kids. I’ve had a spare one over and we’ve been playing a fair bit and swimming and now there’s peace and quiet. For now. Because mine are asleep. It’s been hot…

  • No. Dishes do not magically wash themselves

    Boy: Mom, we’re all out of clean spoons. Me: So wash some. Boy: Could we use forks? Me: Use spoons. Wash them. Boy: *confused* Me: take the sponge, put soap on it, wash. Boy: But they’re all in the dishwasher…

  • I’m still alive. Really.

    I know, not a lot of stuff here lately. That’s because I’ve been trying to revise the book. And once that was done and I crawled out of my cave, apparently people wanted to see me. Who knew? I got…

  • Of chickens and revision

    Today I got a call from a friend who’d been attacked by a wooden chicken while cleaning and ended up with two broken bones, a chipped bone, and some ligament issues in one of her hands. This same friend is…

  • manners and lack thereof

    Guster, the rescue corgi, has now gone on to his home with my parents. He will hopefully be very happy. He’s a loving dog, but really scared after all the clear abuse he must have had from his former people.…

  • of color

    Kate Elliot posted an essay today called Decolonizing as an SF Writer by Rochita Loenen-Luiz. The subject is one that’s interesting to me because a lot of my dissertation and research has dealt with colonization/postcolonization/neocolonization. I think colonization is the…