January 19th, 2011


[links] Link salad never forgets

I'm still taking interview questions from readers: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

A reader reacts to The Specific Gravity of Grief — I never realized how prophetic that book would be.

Fantasy Literature reviews, among other things, my Sunspin short, "A Long Walk Home"

A Czech blog discusses my book Trial of Flowers — In Czech. Still, cool.

The Guaranteed Results Writing Advice You've Been Waiting For — Yep, magic bullet, right here. (Ganked from Steve Buchheit.)

Stoked: 1897Shorpy with the boiler room of the U.S.S. Massachusetts. This is about as steampunk as it gets.

Gay slur in lyrics disqualifies Dire Straits hit from Canadian radio play — Umm... (Via Scrivener's Error.)

Debunking common myths about health-care reform — Your Liberal Media actually manages to notice a few of the persistent GOP lies about HCR.

Stuff Happens — Paul Krugman on the socialist plot that is public sewer systems.

David Frum Reacts To Hannity's Palin Interview: "She Should Stop Talking Now" — I don't know whether to laugh or weep.

?otD: Did you ever ride an elephant?

Writing time yesterday: 0.75 hours (further revisions to the Sunspin outline)
Body movement: n/a (3 degrees F outside, did not want to walk from hotel to gym)
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (interrupted)
Weight: n/a (no scale here)
Currently reading: Dancing With Bears by Michael Swanwick


[travel|writing] Frozen tundra

It is freaky cold outside this morning. 3 degrees F when I woke up. I declined to walk to the gym, and so very unusually for me, skipped my morning exercise. Instead I slept a bit longer.

Got the Sunspin outline whipped into shape last night, but realized I didn't want to send it to my agent yet, because I'd like to finish working on the opening section of the first book and include that with the outline. Hopefully I can make significant progress this evening after Day Jobbery.

I like traveling, but at the moment, I wish I was home. Of course, at the moment I wish a lot of things were different than they are. Life is the triumph of optimism over experience.