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it's a great life, if you don't weaken
matociquala

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for today. for a lifetime.

2011 07 02 the daily commute

...back in the saddle again.

Tea today: Caribbean blue lady
Teacup today: Squid mug.

It's good to be home. And I have a shiny new phone, as you can see. It does GPS and doubles as a book and a music player and a thing to check my email on. Once I move my contacts over, it'll feel like home.

Closer and closer to the elusive hip unit we come. What I can't get over is how nice it feels in my hand.

Now I'm going to cowboy up and start revising "Gods of the Forge," since I can't afford to ignore it for a week. Or a month. Or six. At some point today there is supposed to be kayaking, and I need to make a pot of beans so I have something to eat all week.

Sometimes being a grownup (or a professional, if you prefer) is doing the work even though all the pieces aren't in place, and relying on craft and skill to carry you through. Sometimes being a grownup is being able to look at a situation where you have enormous investment and little control, and being able to breathe and let go.

Life is like an endless series of novel subs.

In other news, this dog smells bad.


Slowly, the to-do list comes under control.


State of the Honeydew:

write "Gods of the Forge": July 11, 2011
revise "Gods of the Forge": July 11, 2011

Range of Ghosts page proofs: July 12, 2011
Online Writing Workshop review: July 15, 2011
Online Writing Workshop review: August 15, 2011
RoF column: August 25, 2011
Sad fantasy story: September 15, 2011
Shattered Pillars: November 2, 2011
Victorian fantasy story: December 15, 2011

travel:
Odyssey: July 1, 2011
Clarion: July 10-16, 2011
100-Year Starship Symposium, Part II: Sept 30-Oct 2, Tampa
Viable Paradise: October 7-16, 2011

2012:
"Latency": March 2012
An Apprentice to Elves: June1 1, 2012 with truepenny
Hard SF adventure story: June1 1, 2012
Steles of the Sky : November 2012
"Underworld": September 2012

2013:
"Dark Leader": March 2013
"Something's Gotta Eat T. rexes": September 2013


No fixed deadline:

"The Deeps of the Sky"
Karen Memory
Smile (unless its name is actually Salt Water)
Unsuitable Metal
Gotham Jazz

"Form & Void"
"Untitled Space Opera Thingy" aka "Periastron"
"Steel Monkey"
"Spellslinger"
"Posthumous Jonson"
"The Death of Terrestrial Radio"
"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"




1) Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
2) Ben MacAllan, Desdaemona
3) Alex Bledsoe, The Sword-Edged Blonde
4) Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless
5) Kameron Hurley, God's War
6) Jodi Meadows, Incarnate (in draft)
7) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn, Scientific Detective
8) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Fossil Cave
9) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Automatic House
10) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Swamp Monster
11) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn on a Desert Island
12) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn on the Ocean Floor
13) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Weather Machine
14) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Universal Glue
15) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi, The Thing Around Your Neck
16.) Peter Selby and Steve Slavin, Practical Algebra: a Self-Teaching Guide
17.) Tamora Pierce, Bloodhound
18.) Nnedi Okorafor, Akata Witch
19.) Geoff Ryman, Lust
20.) Patti Smith, Just Kids
21.) Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear, The Tempering of Men (page proofs: the only time I'll probably every just sit down and read the dratted thing.)
22.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Smallifying Machine
23.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Antigravity Paint
24.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Homework Machine
25.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn, Time Traveler
26.) John Long, How to Rock Climb
27.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book I: The Field Guide
28.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book II: The Seeing Stone
29.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book III: Lucinda's Secret
30.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book IV: The Ironwood Tree
31.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book V: The Wrath of Mulgarath
32.) Bernice L. McFadden, Glorious
33.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn, Invisible Boy
34.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Voice from Space
35.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Heat Ray
36.) Eric Jaffee, The King's Best Highway
37.) Olivia Judson, Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation
38.) Val McDermid, The Mermaids Singing
39.) Mira Grant, Feed
40.) Amanda Downum, Kingdoms of Dust (in draft)
41.) Megan Lindholm, Harpy's Flight
42.) Saladin Ahmed, Throne of the Crescent Moon (ARC)
43.) Caitlin Kiernan, The Drowning Girl (ARC)
44.) Val McDermid, Wire in the Blood
45.) Val McDermid, The Last Temptation
46.) Daniel Silva, The Messenger
47.) Rudy Rucker, Jim and the Flims (ARC)
48.) Genevieve Valentine, Mechanique (ARC)
49.) MD Lachlan, Wolfsangel (ARC)
50.) Val McDermid, The Torment of Others
51.) Elizabeth Bear, Range of Ghosts
52.) Daniel Silva, The Secret Servant
53.) Steven Brust and Emma Bull, Freedom & Necessity
54.) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi, Half a Yellow Sun
55.) Daniel Silva, Moscow Rules
56.) Val McDermid, Beneath the Bleeding
57.) Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtie, Sahara
58.) Mary Gentle, Ilario: The Stone Golem
59.) Ellen Klages, White Sand, Red Menace
60.) Garth Nix, Mister Monday
61.) Hannu Rajaniemi, The Quantum Thief
62.) Larry Marder, Beanworld: Remember Here When You Are There
63.) Carrie Vaughn, Kitty's Big Trouble
64.) Jonathan Wood, No Hero
65.) Cherie Priest, Hellbent
66.) Jim C. Hines, The Snow Queen's Shadow
67.) Charles Stross, Rule 34
68.) Lavie Tidhar, Osama
69.) Val McDermid, A Distant Echo
70.) Poul Anderson, Broken Sword

Tags: 2011 bookkeeping, honeydew, quotidiana, tea, the daily commute
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