Monthly Archives: December 2011

Doing Publicity

Yesterday, I made a mistake: I drank coffee. But it was so delicious, a Starbucks skinny peppermint mocha, that I couldn’t help it. All right, I could have helped it. Either way, I could not get to sleep until 4:00 … Continue reading

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The Holographic Universe

I’ve always had a weird relationship with reality. Part of it comes, I suppose, from having an especially vivid imagination. When I wake up in the morning, if I’ve had especially vivid dreams, it often takes me a moment to … Continue reading

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Unfinished Stories

Today, I was going through my files, trying to figure out what I have in them. In general, my writing files are very organized. But in both my story and poetry files, I have a folder called something like “current” … Continue reading

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Living in My Head

Sometimes it’s difficult, living in my head. Today I got an idea for a story (yes, another idea – I get story ideas all the time). It comes from two true stories, both of which affected me significantly when I … Continue reading

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The Poetry Notebooks

Tonight, I’m organizing the poetry notebooks. There are three of them: Childhood-1995, 1996-2005, and 2006-Present. They’re woefully disorganized. The first one is filled with handwritten scraps of paper, some of them torn out of spiral notebooks. There are some typed … Continue reading

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A Quiet Christmas

Perhaps I’m getting more selfish, but I decided some time ago that on holidays, I wasn’t going to do anything I didn’t want to. That means no long trips to see relatives. No elaborate decorating, because I don’t really see … Continue reading

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Three Sentences

This is a post about writing news. I thought you might like to know that my story “Pug,” which was originally published in Asimov’s, is going to be in Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy anthology for 2012. … Continue reading

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