March 31st, 2010


stupid weather

It snowed enthusiastically all afternoon and into the evening, yesterday. There is still snow on the ground, in fact. Ted looked out the window yesterday and said, “That does it. I’m moving to Malta, getting the perfect tan and my divemaster, and spending the next fifty years teaching people to scuba dive in clear blue waters.”

I hope he takes me with him.

ytd wordcount: 116,900

(x-posted from the essential kit)

word wars anniversary

Next Tuesday is the 1st anniversary/birthday/whatever of the word war room I started. In celebration, I’d like to invite people to come by and just hang out in the chat room for a few hours, probably around noon-3pm Eastern, to discuss writing, ask questions, and whatever else comes to mind. I’ll certainly be there and there’s a reasonable chance at least a couple other professional fantasy authors–Robin D. Owens and Laura Anne Gilman–will be there as well. I may even go so far as to put a feeler out to see if anybody else would like to drop by and participate.

I’ll provide the link next Tuesday. It probably won’t be the actual war room (which can be found daily at toonowrimo), because we really do use that room to work from and we’re all under deadline, but I just wanted to do something a little celebratory, because I think it’s really, *really* cool that the wars have been running a whole year now. :)

ytd wordcount: 119,400

(x-posted from the essential kit)