December 31st, 2008


[links] Link salad for New Year's Eve

Famous literary hoaxes — (Thanks to tetar.)

Browseable DVD Version of the Rosetta Disk now available — (Thanks to willyumtx.)

Broadband on rails

Puzzling over the invisible economyFreakonomics on virtual gifting.

?otD: Who watches the windmakers?

Body movement: 85 minute suburban walk
This morning's weigh-in: 220.4
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

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[personal] 2008 in review

Highlights of 2008

  • I beat cancer
  • I made the Locus bestseller list with Mainspring
  • I lost 65 pounds and 10 inches of waist size


Novels Published:Escapement thb, Mainspring mmpb

Novels Written:Green, Tourbillon

First Draft Fiction Written (including novels):612,700 words

Blogging:260,000 words

Emails:At least 20,000 emails sent and received

Original Short Fiction Submissions:36

Original Short Fiction Rejections:14

Original Short Fiction Sales:21 (one collaborative)

Original Short Fiction Published on my Blog:10

Reprint Short Fiction Submissions:6

Reprint Short Fiction Rejections:2

Reprint Short Fiction Sales:4 (including two Year's Best)

Nonfiction Sales:10


Inches of Waistline Lost:10

Pounds Lost:65

Time Spent Exercising:132 hours, 45 minutes

Goals for Next Year

Novels to be Published:Green thb, Escapement mmpb, Madness of Flowers tpb, Death of a Starship tpb

Novels to be Written:Sunspin (trilogy), several collaborative projects to be scheduled

Additional Inches of Waistline Lost:2

Additional Pounds Lost:10

Time Spent Exercising:250 hours

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[personal] Happy New Year

It's a tad early, but I'm too tired to stay up waiting for the strike of the clock here in the Pacific time zone. Happy New Year to one and all. May each of us prosper in 2009, in health, happiness and whatever success we desire.

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