March 7th, 2007


"Some brimstone baritone anticyclone rolling stone preacher from the east"

I'm awake way too early and in a mildly fey mood. That's ok, I can just roll into the office and work. No lack of tasks there. Odd (and pleasant) dreams last night as my subconscious navigates my life for me. Tonight I'll be working on the last of the Potlatch crit, and reading more of Madness of Flowers. And thanks everyone for responding to my request for SMS/text addresses.

One more poke...if you haven't checked out the Unquiet Houses post, there's some good stuff there. Feel free to add more.

Here's a auctorial career development question for you. Series books or standalones? And if series, tight, multi-book arcs (ie, trilogies), or loose sequels? Does it change the answer if you're working in SF or fantasy or somewhere else?


Home from the office, for a certain value of "home". I was freakishly productive today. A huge thanks to everyone who replied on the SMS request...we ran the Australia test this afternoon, and we'll be running the Europe test tomorrow. So far so good. I also wrote three press releases, the documentation for a patent application (which might wind up with my name attached to it as a co-inventor, if I'm very lucky), a fact sheet on SMS in Direct Response, and did a whole bunch of other stuff.

Tired now. Weird, huh?

Also, for anyone reading this in Omaha, the CompUSA on Dodge and 76th (or so) is having a going out of business sale, as I believe are a number of other CompUSAs around the country. Some good swag at prices which are dropping daily.

Need to finish my Potlatch workshop reading tonight, and put some more time in on Madness. I'll be back later with additional wit and erudition, hopefully.

Phoning it in from planet WTF!?

"This is an administration that has been mostly free of scandal over the last six years and now they have the taint that they cannot erase," he said. "It has damaged this White House, and I think it's damaged the Republican prospects for 2008 in taking the White House and keeping it."

David Gergen, quoted on CNN

Maybe "free of scandal" means "lack of intern blowjobs." Either that or it means "I've been in a coma since the Clinton Impeachment."