July 17th, 2011

sf doctor FANtastic!

every heart is a package tangled up in knots someone else tied.

So that was Clarion. And to give you an idea of how intense it was, I slept for most of the longer of the two flights home, and then once home slept for another ten hours. I'm still kind of slow-moving.

Later, I will probably take the dog for a walk. In the evening, when things have cooled down a little. But for now, today is a Rest Day.

Which probably means cleaning the house or something.

The cats and dog are happy to see me.
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for the one who took the shot. who took the lot.

First off, a pending-pub announcement: Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray announce the TOC for The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity

And then, the big news.

I started writing Shattered Pillars today. I have 1,071 words divided into two scenes done, and I feel pretty good about it.


1071 / 120000 words. 1% done!

Here's the rough draft of the first paragraph, for your delectation:

The desert writhed with poison life. A rustling carpet moved at Edene's feet, stretching to every side. Barbed tails curved over scuttling carapaces patterned sand-colored and stone-colored, glossy and dull, rust and taupe and black and brown.