Category: Writing Life

  • 1775 words, and time for dinner.

    Back later.

  • Okay, figured out how to switch the text and background

    StarOffice commands your desktop — not sure that I like that, though you do still have control of everything, and can still reach everything. What the hell — I’ll get used to it, and it isn’t Microsoft. Now, having installed and played around with software, however, I need to get my ass in gear and…

  • The Next Cool Thing

    I’m working with StarOffice 5.2 today — it takes Word documents and uses them seamlessly. I’m in the process of trying to figure out how the hell to change the text to white and the background to dark blue, though, because a paper-white background on a monitor kills my eyes, due to the many hours…

  • Blogs are addictive

    Wanting to know if people are reading them is also apparently addictive. Matthew Edgar, who’s fighting hard to be timely and relevent and to have something to say (which isn’t all that common, I’m discovering from my growing perusal of other people’s blogs) has a charming air of desperation to his. You really ought to…

  • 1176 words on TWOH

    So, totalling up, that’s around 2000 already today. Not too bad. Lauren had an answer come to her in a dream — and she’s decided that it’s THE answer to her prayers and problems. Of course, any time something seems perfectly obvious, foolproof, and right, that’s because we’re overlooking something. Lauren is overlooking something. I’m…

  • 1031 words

    The headache is becoming blinding. Time to quit. I feel like I’ve failed for getting so few words, but if I keep going, all I’m going to do is guarantee that I still have the headache tomorrow.

  • The Migraine isn’t helping

    I may end up having to quit short tonight. I have a stress migraine, I feel like hell, and yeah, it probably is due to thinking too much about the editorial changes. But I’m a writer, I live in a world with zero stability anyway, and stuff like this removes even any faint illusions of…

  • 714 words — the curse is back

    And the words are moving slowly today, though I got to insert a pretty funny profanity bit.Stress is a bitch.

  • And then the world exploded

    Just got news from my agent that my Time-Warner editor, Betsy Mitchell, has moved to Del Rey, to take the position of Editor-in-Chief. I’m reeling. Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, “May you live in interesting times,” at least for me.

  • The thing about writing full-time …

    … about it being your only source of income, is that you know you can work all the time. And when things are tight, you feel like you should work all the time … that if you can just get more words on the page faster, that the money problems will get better, that you…