Merry something to all, and to all, a good something

  • Semester’s finished at last. I have a few last-minute things to iron out with scheduling, but everything seems to be shaping up rather nicely.
  • Plans: Dec. 22-29 in TX (currently underway); fancy NYE cocktail party in Chicago; Jan. 5-9 in Seattle; Jan. 9-16 in Portland; Jan. 19/20-23/24 in Springfield. I’m a hot commodity. Get me while you can.
  • Post-op recovery is going well–a few more weeks and I should be back in action, hitting the gym.
  • Expect the requisite NY2k12 goal list to start in the next few days, to be updated as we get closer to NYE.
  • Powering through Storm of Swords. These books are somehow far more ominous when you already know what’s going to happen, uuuugh
  • My substitute for this year’s Christmas ham: vegetable curry!

Happy holidays from a grumpy snowflake and a screech owl


Last of the column updates!

Finished all of the DI column archives for Drawing Coffee. That means I finished up Fall 2009 with complete records for October, November, and December. While it may not mean much to you, I realized I’ve got 80 published columns to my name (whether they’re all good or not). That is a good start to a portfolio, people.

Tomorrow is my last full day in Texas, so I ought to call it a night.

In the meantime, I’ll mention that I’d like to attend the Clarion Writers’ Workshop in San Diego this summer, particularly because George R.R. Martin will be teaching. Unfortunately, not only do I need to whip up two polished genre short stories by March 1 to submit with my application, but I would also need to somehow generate the $5000 it costs to attend (should I even be accepted, which would be highly unlikely). Suggestions? And sorry, egg harvesting and drug dealing have both already been mentioned. No repeats; I want originality here.

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