Tag Archives: the (alleged) real world

My (tentative) Shamrokon/Eurocon Schedule

Although sad to miss Loncon/Worldcon, I’m thrilled to be attending Shamrokon, and not just because Dublin’s become one of my favorite cities to visit!  So, if you’re going to be in town that weekend, and thinking about/planning on attending Shamrokon, this is where you can find me…   Adaptations – Live Action To Text Friday […]

State of the Meerkat: Holiday Weekending

Short version: I spent one slightly rainy day and two very nice warm bright sunny days being Out! and Social! and Eating! (in some cases actually picnicking) and doing not a lick of work. (unless you call some planning-Life-for-2015 work. Do we?) All in all, a very pleasant break between deadline achieved and deadlines oncoming. […]

S&S expands their ebook library program….

Libraries across the United States can now access the entire catalog of ebooks published by Simon & Schuster. The announcement concludes a pilot program the publisher had conducted with twenty library systems. Libraries can now purchase one-year licenses to lend individual ebooks to patrons. As with physical books, only one patron can borrow a title at a time, […]

Wednesday

A still, humid morning. I’d welcome a raging thunderstorm, if it would get the air moving a little bit… These are the days I find it hardest to work in: when the air is thick and heavy and anticipation is shivering just under the skin for something to HAPPEN and it never does…at that point […]

Days Off

Such a rare thing to the freelancer or writer, the day off. An actual day where you not only don’t do any work (or billable hours) but you don’t even THINK about it. Okay, maybe that last was a bit too much to ask for. But I did manage to spend a lovely Saturday with […]

A date of note (for me, at least)

June 14th, 1989. It was a Wednesday.  I believe that it was a sunny day, but not too warm.  I was probably sweating anyway.  I got on the train to come into NYC from NJ, walked over from the PATH station on 34th street to 200 Madison Avenue, on the corner of 35th street, and […]

children, fools, and writers on deadline…

Reaching for a research note this morning, my elbow hit the edge of my coffee mug.  Coffee spilled EVERYWHERE…. except onto my laptop. *waits for heart to resume normal operations*

Five things make the only post you’ll get from me today….

1.  You know you’re in introvert hibernation mode when the thought of ordering take-away over the phone is overwhelming. “No talking to people! No! Why aren’t you on Seamless or GrubHub?”  I need a “bat signal” so I could turn it on and they’d know to have my gyro ready for me…. (there was a […]

State of the Meerkat, post-Lunacon

Home from Lunacon, which was lovely and I saw many people and failed to see other people, and had good panels, and good conversations, and a surprisingly good signing (hi! to everyone who actually showed up at 7pm on Saturday evening), and of course, because it was Lunacon, Good Scotch. I also managed to come […]

Thinks and Things

Although I’m working hard, I’m still falling behind. That’s a warning sign to me to get some things off my plate, NOW. So today I need to: * finish a client edit and put it back on THEIR desk for a month or so. * get the page proofs for DOGHOUSE back to m’editor * […]