August 17th, 2009

twain & tesla

(no subject)

There's Czech cover art for Hammered, here.

ETA: So, I discover that I am suddenly very fond of this book again, when for a while I was quite dubious of its quality. I still wish I had been a better writer when I wrote it, but then again, one gets to be a better writer by writing.

Published books are very like adult children. They have lives of their own, and they go off and do and say things one never intended. All one can do is cross one's fingers and hope the balance of what they do in the world is good rather than harm.

This one swears alot, but I think on balance and from the perspective of years, it has a good heart.
can't sleep books will eat me

this scar is a fleck on my porcelain skin

Rewriting as animated GIF, an occasional series:

This morning I am working on Smile, the probably-not-an-Elizabeth-Bear novel. And I thought I would share with you how I just spent the last hour of my life, because I think you will find it edifying.





...and it's not done yet, I'm sure.

Yep, this is pretty much how we roll.

david bowie black tie - sosostris2012

apparently, this is my alloted One Amnesia Story.

Also, it starts with a guy waking up, but I figure I get a gimme on that because he's dead and the setting is interesting.

...Yep.

Got mugged by the novel (Smile) I'm not actually supposed to be working on to the tune of 1363 words and a whole mess of plot structure today. I'm totally enamored of this book--enchanted by it, even. Of course, alas, I don't get to be, as there is work on deadline that needs doing, but I think I've gotten enough of the shape of what was in my head down on paper that the rest will come back when I have time to work on it.

It comes with a darling and a tyop, too.

Tyop: one-cat fatality
Darling: Books are the most perfect mirrors of all.

And now I'm going to go watch bad vampire porn. Don't wait up.