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State of the Meerkat, Five Things Weekend Roundup Version

1.  Reminder if you missed the earlier announcements: the #‎willwrite2feedothers story for 2015 went live! (but will only remain live for a limited time, so read now!) 2. A sporting thing happened here in town.  There was much swearing and sweating and triumphant heart attack honking and cheering.  If I’d had an actual emotional attachment to this […]

2015 stretching out in front of us….

And on New Year’s Day I woke up at 10 am…. (well, after getting to bed somewhere around 2am and waking up at 6am to feed and shoot the cats, so it really wasn’t THAT much sleep…) While part of me is sorry not to have been part of Party Central last night (I live […]

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 […]

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 […]

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). […]

So, yeah. This is happening.

Where “this” is a leave of absence from NYC. In December, I’m packing up self, cats, and a limited (!) number of books, and hauling cross-country to Seattle, where I will take up residence for a year (or two). No, I’m not abandoning NYC. I still own my apartment – a friend is subletting, a […]

State of the meerkat: September, random and otherwise

Last night I woke up and – half-asleep – replaced the summerweight coverlet with the down cover. This morning I am wearing sweats and a long-sleeved t-shirt, and making the season’s first stew (lamb and lentils). If you think all this makes me very happy…. you’d be right! This is a weekend for working, not […]

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. […]