Monthly Archives: October 2016

Snark

“Oh, I’m not perfect — not by a long stretch. I just make the rest of you look bad.” — Eunice Akinya, Poseidon’s Wake. Someday I hope to have a character as deliciously snarky as Eunice Akinya. Advertisements

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Dead

Lots of staring at nothing today as I try to work out a pivitol murder scene in my head. How hard is it to just have Josik say ‘Kid, you’re an obstruction to my plans. Now die’? Really hard, apparently.

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Bang

Critical scene logjam just cleared up in my head. “…those bang-ass lenses will translate it into something you can see.” – Killjoys, S2E1 Dutch and The Real Girl. Randomly: I love Killjoys and it’s deliciously scummy tawdry little corner of … Continue reading

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Whew

Stomach bug knocked out two days of work, there. 😦 Ow. And it got me to thinking more about my doctor character, Mara. What sort of bedside manner does she have? She’s from one of the core worlds, one of … Continue reading

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Art

I do hope that someday I get to have part of a book illustrated by Rob Caswell.

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Pins

I use Pinterest boards to store art I like – the Writing Inspirations board has pics that either remind me of certain things, or that are vaguely like items or people I want to use in the books. Now, it … Continue reading

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Cat

Elvira helped write about 2,000 words today, her head laid across one of my feet as I typed. So, you can blame her at least in part for the warehouse fight scene. More worldbuilding: some research into shipping companies and … Continue reading

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Revision

Right now the novel is going through another early growth pain – I decided that the structure was not working, so I took a few steps back and revised the outline, then started putting scenes together to get to the … Continue reading

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Digging Up The Streets

Outside, they are repaving the street I live on. Inside, I’m doing the same thing to the book. The Writing Excuses cruise was certainly right about a very specific thing: learning some of the things there made me want to … Continue reading

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