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Life: Editing, Cats, Art, and More Cats — the Usual.

Ever notice how any word, if you look at it enough, starts to look like nonsense? Well, after looking at the word house a few hundred times (and having to determine each time if it’s supposed to be capitalized in … Continue reading

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And now for something more lighthearted…

[Originally posted as “Sometimes, he looks at fan art and has conniptions.”] This art rant is brought to you by Too Much Caffeine and by the letters W, T, and F.   However, no actual conniptions were had. I did something … Continue reading

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How the Writing Is Going: March 27, 2022

On Friday afternoon, word count for book three of this series was approximately 12, 200. The last scene the author read to us — cut short, alas, because he’d run out of time — was tremendously fun to hear, although … Continue reading

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Peril, a Daring Rescue, and Something About a Coffee Mug

Word count for book three is now above five thousand. (So much for Paul’s declaration, after finishing book two, that he was going to take a short break from writing. A few days ago, he commented that if he wrote … Continue reading

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…and interdimensional ninjas on the front lawn.

In case you wanted to see (again) a bit of What Goes on in Their Brains When They’re Writing: Having reached around 80K words in one WIP and around 50K in another, my dear clone-sibling suddenly decided that he didn’t … Continue reading

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Cats, editing, and my clone-sibling’s new armor

So there I was this morning, making coffee in the kitchen, when the kitten came running into the room, dragging a full-size bath towel… “Logan, what are you doing?” “Boo-boo!” he meowed. Flop. Flip. Purrrrr…. Cats are so weird. Isn’t … Continue reading

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Anything that can go weirdly, will. Especially copyediting fiction. Especially if the copyeditor is the author’s clone-sibling.

This is how it went, back near the beginning of the month: Needed to take a break from editing. Decided to listen to music. First song to come up was… “Eye in the Sky,” by The Alan Parsons Project. I … Continue reading

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Not exactly the Olympic Games…

(Sometimes, irony not only catches fire but then floats up into the sky and drifts away…) I’ll just give you the short(ish) version: A few people in the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) decided they wanted … Continue reading

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The latest report from “Tulgeywood”

I typed part of this back in earliest July. For those of you who are missing the “kitten updates” posts and such, at least this one is (mostly) about kitties. About the title of this post: Paul has started addressing Smudge … Continue reading

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If I ever became an Anachronist…

A few times, after I’ve mentioned that my twin is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, someone has asked me why I’m not. I usually say something along the lines of, ‘Can you imagine their reaction if they … Continue reading

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