Thoughts in my head: the lazy Saturday edition

— Not long ago, I shared a quote from my “imaginary friend” Morgen as a writing prompt on Pinterest (just because I don’t ever use writing prompts doesn’t mean others don’t find them useful), and since then, more than a thousand people have repined it. More than a thousand! We’re famous… ūüôā

— Robert Frost never said, in his famous poem “The Road Not Taken,” that it isn’t possible to take both paths. He only said he couldn’t do it “and be one traveler.”

— Apparently¬†it is¬†possible for humans to be allergic to iron. Grace was talking to someone the other day who said her college roommate had such an allergy. (You had a roommate who had serious trouble with iron? Me, too! …Um. Sorry about the “viewpoint shift” there. Not that “my”¬†former roommate is human, mind you. And if you have any idea to whom I’m referring, you knew about the not-human-ness before you knew about the iron “allergy.” Yeah. I suspect I’ll be writing fiction again soon…)

— There are far too many varieties of Angry Orchard hard cider that I’ve not yet had the chance to try. I need them for, um, writing research and stuff.

— It’s fun to be reading a SF/F¬†novel and realize that you know some of the locations mentioned. Not that I’ve ever ridden a Greyhound bus along the highway from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, but I do know that highway and the shadow the Sangre¬†de Christo mountains stretching across it… (Will anyone have this sort of reaction while reading any of my¬†books? ‘Hey, I’ve been there! We went hiking around Anglin a lot when I was in college.’ Not that I intend a comparison between any of my characters and the protagonist of the novel I’ve been reading. … Shut up, Geoffrey. Figments of my imagination will mind their own business — and not complain or make snarky comments about being called figments of my imagination.)

— For someone who doesn’t do historical re-creation, I sure do¬†get drafted to help make¬†a lot of stuff to be used in same. Also, I resisted making the too-obvious joke¬†in response to¬†my twin’s comment yesterday about redrawing a pattern because he’d lost the original. (C. Grendel, member of the¬†Society for Creative¬†Anachronism,¬†actually has more in common with C. Barimen, protagonist in several works¬†of fiction,¬†than I’m comfortable discussing in detail, not the least because I’m the twin brother of C. Grendel’s real-life self. On the other hand, considering the fictional people I¬†have a lot in common with… *shakes head* Yes, feel free to make the obvious comments. If you can’t mess with your own precognition, mess with someone else’s… or something like that.)

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About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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