Tag Archives: the (alleged) real world

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. […]

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 […]