March 18th, 2013


[links] Link salad continues ill

Stimulus. Response.Sci-ence with a fascinating bit on memory loss, plus an interesting linked video.

The Gender Gap in Pain

Mariana Trench: Deepest ocean 'teems with microbes'

Death Star Destruction. Was it an Inside Job? — Hahah. Star Wars Truthers.

The Boehner RuleThe simple fact that Barack Obama is prepared to sign something and Democrats being prepared to vote for it makes it a dangerous vote for House Republicans. Ah, rational politics in the national interest: the hallmark of the GOP.

QotD?: Bleah?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (sick)
Hours slept: 10.0 hours (extremely fitful)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (sick)
Weight: 240.6
Number of FEMA troops on my block escorting ACORN thugs to steal the votes of "Real Americans": 0
Currently reading: Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett


[events|repost] Teaching an online course

On March 26th through March 28th, I will be doing something new for me. I'm co-teaching an online course from Writers Digest University, The First 10 Pages: Science Fiction & Fantasy Boot Camp: 3/26/13 - 3/28/13. This will led by writer (and friend) Phil Athans, with assistance from agent Carlie Webber and myself.

I've done a ton of workshopping over the years, and enjoyed it a great deal. I've done private critique and mentoring. But I've never done online teaching. So this will be a new experience for me. Hopefully a good one for both me and the course participants.

Check it out, if you're at a career development stage where this might be useful. And if you know anyone who could benefit, pass the word.


[personal] Still sick

This is as ugly a chest cold as I've had in years. I'm seriously wondering if I am going to make it to Florida on Wednesday. If I miss ICFA, another damned thing lost to my health from the increasingly shortly list of things I still get to do. The irony, of course, is that this has nothing directly to do with cancer. (I'm not immunocompromised or anything right now.) It's just a freaking chest cold.