January 9th, 2014


a quoteable morning

It’s been a pretty quoteable morning around here. First my son and I were playing superheroes and he said to me, “Who is in that Iron Man armor?”

I said, “Tony Stark, and he, quite reasonably, wanted to know who Tony Stark was. I said, “A philanthropist playboy billionaire genius.”

Young Indiana said, “Like me?”

Just like you, honey. Just like you. <3 :)

Then over on Twitter, Alastair Reynolds (‏@AquilaRift), whom I like a lot as both a writer and a person, said, for some reason, that he won a coloring competition once. I said so did I!

Al: “Our “not going over the lines” skills are strong.”

Me: I’m not sure people who grow up to write SFF are actually that good about staying in the lines… :)

Al: How dare you constrain me with your genre boundaries, colouring-in competition setter person!

At that point I burst out laughing, because Al is just awesome, and said, “okay FINE i don’t think people who grow up to be ARTISTS are all that good at staying in the lines SHEESH *laughs*”, which he favourited. *laughs more* :)

I actually have this political blog post I want to write up, except I am eyeball deep in writing STONE’S THROE and don’t even realistically expect to respond to the comments on the first GGK Book Club/SUMMER TREE post (which are splendid and thoughtful and totally worth responding to!) until after the rough draft of the book is done. I’ve done 20.5K since the start of the year, which is practically more writing than I did in the entirety of last year, and I’ve got (assuming it doesn’t spiral out of control) about 12-15K to go.

Um. Yes. I failed to watch the first episode of Beauty and the Beast last night, but I’ll make up for it next Wednesday and watch two so I’m caught up with Steve Aryan, and if anybody else wants to watch/discuss along with us, well, that’s where we’re at with that. :)

I did watch a little more s8 SPN, for which I will make a couple of spoilery comments behind the cut: Collapse )

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)