Monthly Archives: October 2008

And Because I Couldn’t Resist

Note to self: when asking for a translation, double check to make sure that you have it right before you slap it on a road sign.

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Happy Halloween!

In honor of the holiday, TRC and I had a little pre-Halloween party yesterday evening while DKC was working. We watched It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown, both of which TRC thought were hilarious. … Continue reading

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Halfway There

Passed the 38,000 word mark on the rewrite this morning. I’m feeling quite good about it, overall, though as always, the real test will be when beta readers get it and tell me what they think. Still, even if they … Continue reading

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Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener’s Bones

A shout out today to my good friend Brandon Sanderson, whose two new books (Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener’s Bones and Mistborn: Hero of Ages) I have recently acquired. For those of you who don’t know Brandon, he’s a fantasy author … Continue reading

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Houses with Character

I love my house. Don’t get me wrong. It has tons of character. Original wooden spiral staircase? Fantastic. Kitchen with exposed beams from the 1830s? Superb. Bay windows in three of the rooms? Gorgeous. Giant storage room over the barn? … Continue reading

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Blaming Others for Faults in your Musical Taste

Sometimes it happens. Children too young to be able to escape the mistakes of others. Impressionable minds, ruined by the taint of others’ choices. It’s not a crime yet, but maybe one day . . . it will be. I’m … Continue reading

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Time for Some Learning

Okay. I’ve decided that it being Friday and all, you need to learn something. Something you didn’t know before today. (Maybe some of you knew this, but I’m betting the vast majority of you didn’t). Ever heard of the Wilhelm … Continue reading

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