Live in the EU? Like e-reading?

A reminder for everyone in the EU – if you’ve been thinking about buying an ebook that’s already out, you might want to do it NOW, before the new VAT regulations force the prices to go up. Because prices WILL go up (we’ve already gotten emails confirming this from Amazon, et al that they’re passing […]

Something on a Monday….

So, among the things that have happened in the past week or so, of which there have been many, there’s one that stood out for me. I – WE – got a thank-you letter from a reader who depends on food banks, for #willwrite2feedothers. I’m not crying, you’re…ok, yeah, I teared up. Because I knew […]

#willwrite2feedothers: You did your part. Now it’s time for me to do mine….

#willwrite2feedothers roundup: 22 verified donations. I was informed that several other people had made donations, but since I never got confirmation from them as requested, they can’t be counted. So, alas, we fall short of the bonus, and the short story will NOT have awesome illustrations by our own Ellen Million. :-( However, those 22 […]

One Week In…

A week ago, I arrived in Seattle for the long stay.  Woke up this morning to a cat’s nose in my face. Life is back to what passes for normal…. (except they let me sleep until 6:30! A West Coast Miracle!).  The apartment’s still a work in progress, but we’re getting there.  It feels like […]

State of the Meerkat: Preparing to Fly

Spent the weekend split between sorting and storing, and revising the novella. And poking my brain at the short story that due next month. Semi-productive, in small ways that don’t really have impressive-to-report markers.  :-( But we’re at 9 donations confirmed, and 2 more promised for #willwrite2feedothers! Four more people stepping forward to do something kind, and you […]

Will Write 2 Feed Others – This thing I do, v. 2014

Moving and deadlines and Life have gotten a nasty delay in my plans, but yes, #Willwrite2feedothers is happening. But what, some of you who weren’t around or paying attention last year, are asking, is #Willwrite2feedothers? It’s this. I’m careful about where I give my charity money. I do my research, I look at the percentage […]

State of the Meerkat: Waiting, and Revising

Two weeks before the move, and I’m living a weird kind of half-life.  Ideally, this makes me focus more on the work.  Ideally. Lunch with my agent this week, to discuss projects pending, and new.  Which means I really need to get the existing stuff off my desk and onto someone else’s (editor and/or formatters). […]

Worldbuilders 2014

So we’re a little bit hectic here at Ch. Felidae, getting ready to shift across the continent for a bit, and so we missed the first week of Worldbuilders’ fundraiser.  But I’ve got your link here, never fear! But wait, wait, some of you don’t know about Worldbuilders? Every year, a bunch of us writer- […]

Updatery, various and sundry

My only comments about the election are that with democracy, sometimes we get the government other people deserved.  Also, that not giving up/not losing faith is the best fuck you we can give to those who want to haul us back to the 1950′s (or 1850′s). I’m off to World Fantasy today. Over the weekend, Subtenant will be cat-minding, […]

Revisionary Update

SILVER ON THE ROAD is now, officially, the longest book I’ve ever written, and I still have another 75 pages to revise (exactly where Mine Editor sayeth “give us more detail!”) So. Yeah.   (for those wondering, that means we’re past the 126,000 word mark. Certain Writers may call that a novella, but for me, […]