hiding from the internet

Today I am hiding from the internet, because I want to watch the Oscars tonight without already knowing who won what. Gmail already helpfully let me know who won the best film, but I have managed to not see anything else while checking email, so that’s pretty good. (Oh crap. Ted says the download won’t be done tonight. I’m going to have to stay offline tomorrow, too! Multiple Media Avoidance Days! Agh!) The result of staying offline today is I got quite a lot of work done. (Go figure. I…

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Publishers Weekly starred review

Four fantasy heavyweights contribute original tales featuring intriguing female protagonists to this enthralling anthology. Kelley Armstrong expands her Women of the Otherworld series to include spunky Toronto vampire Zoe Takano, who proves herself a master of “Zen and the Art of Vampirism” as she fends off dimwitted trespassers. Centuries after the events of The Crown of Stars, Quman hunter Kereka struggles against her tribe’s misogyny in Kate Elliott’s strong but staccato “Riding the Shore of the River of Death.” Baba Yaga’s daughter, the beautiful and quixotic narrator of C.E. Murphy’s…

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thinks to do

– buy cat food & cocoa powder – upload pencils for chance #4 – do the )(*&)(# thumbnail sketch for page 1 of chance #4 before ardian flies from indonesia to kill me – do the dear reader letter – email the talent search woman – email lanny – go for a walk – write …for a woman who, for the first time since she started a writing schedule, only has the 3 actual deadlines that are contracted for this year on it, I seem to be putting a number…

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going back to work

Vacation is over. I’m supposed to be going back to work today. So far I’ve turned the heat on in my office. I’m thinking of following it up by making a desktop background with all my book and comic covers. As inspiration, see. thinks to do: – email the comic team with deadline information – respond to matrice’s emails – write for an hour – go for a walk

counting angels on the head of a pin

I had this glorious idea that I’d get the WALKING DEAD revisions done this week. I believe the phrase I am now searching for is “bahahahahah”. I shouldn’t have any problem getting them done by the end of the month as long as I get at least one read-through done this week, but I had such hopes for getting not only the revisions, but also the Morrigan Press short story, a Chance script, and the first Mia chapter/script also done this month, so that my plate would be Totally Clear…

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