Now that January has been put to bed, it's time to look ahead into the next month. What does a successful February look like for me? For one thing, I'm glad that this month should be a lot quieter than the last one. It gives me time to take a breath, regroup and figure out … Continue reading (Personal) What’s Up in February?
January 2016 was an extraordinarily busy month; everything just took off like a rocket, and it was all that I could do to hold on. Most of the work was anticipated, but I think I under-estimated the effect of a lot of it, and of course my still-developing organizational skills weren't quite up to the … Continue reading (Personal) What Happened in January?
It feels like I swing back and forth with resolutions from year to year. One year, I'm all business with concrete resolutions that have a pass/fail success condition. Write 6 short stories. Read 10 novels. That sort of thing. The next year, having been beaten down by life and the unexpected, I ease back to … Continue reading (Writing) New Year’s Resolutions, 2016
October was a pretty intense month. I went in for full training on changing my position at work, which means there are a LOT of holes in my technical knowledge that need to be filled. The shift also means that I'm down in the trenches with coworkers a bit more, and that means an opportunity … Continue reading My Writing Guide to November 2015
To be honest, I'm still recovering from Sasquan. Monday was a bit of a lazy day for me and Ryan, and Tuesday was all about diving into the day job. I'm mostly caught up there, just in time for my annual review later today -- at this point, I'm expected to prepare to hand off … Continue reading A Look Through the Stacks
The summer of 2014 was a pretty crazy one for me! Most of it has been structured around Ryan's trip to Clarion, the associated Write-A-Thon and all of the lessons I've learned since then. It turns out I needed to take a bit of a break from writing after that, just to process what I … Continue reading It’s the End of Summer, Start Falling
What did I learn after writing 50,000 words in six weeks for charity? Well, I'll tell you...
Last Thursday I attended a book reading and signing by the outgoing president of SFWA (the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Writer's Association), John Scalzi. I hadn't read anything written by Scalzi except his blog, Whatever, which is actually quite good. It does just about everything that a good blog should -- talk about the minutiae of someone's life … Continue reading An Evening with John Scalzi
It's been a little while since I've done these, so I thought I would write a quick entry for today about where I am on various projects. I didn't sign up for National Novel Writing Month this year (and I haven't any other year, either), but there's got to be something that occupies my time, … Continue reading The State of the Rabbit