Nov
18
2019
0

‘The Curious Sea Shanty Variants of Innsmouth, Mass.’

Huh. Thought that the image would come through. Anyway: if you haven’t picked this up, it really is one of the best things that the HPL Historical Society has ever done. It’s a monograph AND an album, and it’s really rather good. Check it out.

Nov
18
2019
1

NanoWriMo, 11/18/2019: 2020/36023.

Turns out being sick as a dog isn’t necessarily bad for the old word-count. Go figure*! Snippet here.

Moe Lane

*Regretfully, it wasn’t pneumonia, strep throat, or anything else that I could throw antibiotics at. Just Zantec-D and time.

Nov
17
2019
0

Patreon Microfiction: “It Could Have Been You, Sure.”

Patreon!

I have long felt that the smart thing to do with a geas like the one in “It Could Have Been You, Sure” was to ignore the blessed thing entirely. The stories are clear: the harder you try to thwart a death-geas, the more bloody-minded the universe gets in warping reality. Just don’t sweat it, man. Everybody’s gotta die of something, and you want the other person to be the overconfident one in a duel.

Patreon!

Nov
17
2019
0

NaNoWriMo, 11/17/2019: 2962/34003.

I dunno whether my cold or whatever this is today helped or hurt that, honestly. I was kind of focused, but I don’t know how much of it is crap. But I’m back on track! 57% done!. Snippet here.

Nov
16
2019
2

Book of the Week: Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance.

I haven’t really read much that was new this week, but I pulled Lois McMaster Bujold’s Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance out from the depths of my Kindle and it was rewarding. I think that Bujold has grown to be much more affectionate towards Barrayar than she was at the beginning of the series. Perhaps the planet grew on her.

Nov
16
2019
0

NaNoWriMo, 11/16/2019: 2871/31041

Deficit back down below 1K words. I hated whiffing yesterday, but it was just too hard to concentrate. Of course, I may be coming down with a cold now. Anyway: snippet here.

Nov
15
2019
3

There IS a God in Israel: John M. Ford will be coming back into print.

The linked article below is to Slate, but I will break a minor rule and say that you should read the Slate article anyway. It is not a very Slatish article, and the person who wrote it apparently at least help start the process of getting John M. Ford’s books back into print, so credit where credit’s due. I will forgive a lot from the person who got us access to Ford’s unfinished works, up to and including unarmed bank robbery.

Via @GenevieveCogman, who has a book out! Well, OK, The Secret Chapter is out in England. Here we have to wait until January.

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Nov
14
2019
0

NaNoWriMo, 11/14/2019: 1805/28170.

Days like this are why I have a buffer: not quite my daily number, but I had some leeway. I may also have to cut some of today’s out, as it’s feeling like it drags a little. Snippet here.

Nov
13
2019
0

NaNoWriMo, 11/13/2019: 2307/26365.

Had to seriously think about this fight scene. ‘Tis a horrible thing when you realize that your Marty Stu can’t fight three vampires at once*. Snippet here.

*Yet.

Nov
12
2019
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NaNoWriMo, 11/12/2019: 2042/24058.

Another day, another 2K words. 40% done at this point; I guess that we’re getting there. Today’s snippet here.

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