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Writers Desk 5/18/17

Hey! Lookit here–something new? Oh, what? No, it’s an old feature resurrected. Like a zombie, but with words. Out the window: Heat and humidity have draped the sky in a colorless high overcast. Breezes gust occasionally, drying out the plants even … Continue reading

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Welcome, 2017

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a lovely, peaceful holiday season, and are ready for the challenges and hopes of the coming year. Husband and I celebrated quietly, at home together–the first time we’ve done so in our … Continue reading

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The Passing of a Great Influence

Sheri S. Tepper passed away over a week ago, at age 87. Many people came out immediately with eulogies and remarks on the influence she had on science fiction, and personally, but it’s taken me this long while to reconcile … Continue reading

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Best Reads of 2015

Friend and fellow VP-17er John Wiswell invites folks to post their own versions of his BestReads2015, so here is my version of his posting. Let me start by admitting that I didn’t read as much this year as I’d intended–far too … Continue reading

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News from the Garden

I’ve been sooooo busy, both at the keyboard and with life, that I haven’t been posting here regularly. In good news, this means that my various writing projects are coming along well. In bad news, well, I haven’t produced much blog content … Continue reading

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Welcoming Erika

Just a few minutes ago, I looked up from my desk and out the window to discover it had grown very dark outside. A flash of lightning was followed by a dull crack and rumble of thunder. And then the … Continue reading

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Writer’s Desk, 8/18

Um, the desk is kind of messy today. Promise me you won’t laugh! Out the window: Hot hot hot, and more humid than the bathroom shower stall post-shower. Bright sun with occasional bouts of heavy, rain-laden clouds obscuring the sky entirely. … Continue reading

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Squee Alert!

I finished the first draft of my novel today!  /collapses back onto chair–squees with joy–collapses deeper in exhaustion/ It feels so good to be done with the first draft, for numerous reasons: It’s an accomplishment, one I’ve been heading towards for … Continue reading

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