January 16th, 2011

a-links

[links] Link salad manages to find Sunday on a map

Sherwood Smith asks about beginnings and openings in fiction — With good link.

Cyanide and Happiness on Portland hipsters

Clobberin' time — Slacktivist with an interesting roundup on religion and culture.

"If every person in the world was like Sarah Palin... — Um. Wow. Um. Even by the admittedly low standards of the GOP, the party that brought you Jim Bunning and Michele Bachmann, this is so appallingly stupid it doesn't even manage to be funny.

Tea Party demands Tennessee school curriculum erase minority experienceThe material calls for lawmakers to amend state laws governing school curriculums, and for textbook selection criteria to say that “No portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership.” Conservative thought leadership: destroying American education, one child at a time.

?otD: What is never, never on a Sunday?




1/16/2011
Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (2,000 new words on Sunspin, along with revisions to opening section)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (solid)
Weight: 252.0
Currently reading: Salamanca by Dean Francis Alfar

sanguine-hydrant

[personal] Holbytlas and Honeysuckle Weeks

Yesterday I worked on Sunspin, had lunch with my dad and (step)mom, with my mom caught half of the Willamette Radio Workshop's annual production of The Hobbit (which was excellent), helped the_child with two of her writing projects, and watched more of Foyle's Warimdb ].

Whew.

For a school assignment, the_child was working on a story set after she had graduated from college. She wanted to discuss how to name things in the future, and getting her timeline right. This kid thinks like an SF writer. Which ought to be, I suppose, unsurprising. I was still surprised. In a most pleasant way.

Anent Sunspin, I will have some process thoughts in a day or two, once I get through the current tranche of effort. I'm still finding my way into both the story itself and into the process wrapped around the writing, but I think I'm nearly shaken out.