Category Archives: Viable Paradise

I’ve So Much Past Inside My Present

I’m home sick from work today with vertigo. Vertigo sucks. I’ve had it once before – it started after I finished recovering from a particularly nasty bout with the flu a few years back, and it stuck around for a … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

Fran Wilde tagged me in her Next Big Thing blog post, which means I have to talk about my WIP, then tag other authors and ask them to talk about their WIPs. I’ve had a certain work in progress for quite a while … Continue reading

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Solarbabies Don’t Sparkle When the Sun Comes Out

Holy crap, I just finished watching Solarbabies. If you’re not familiar with the movie, it’s a post-apocalyptic Mad Max-type world where water is scarce and orphans get around on rollerskates. One day, after a particularly brutal skateball game against the … Continue reading

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Edit-either and Edit-or

Back at work today, everything feels surreal and wrong. It’s interesting to work in a job where a new year means a completely clean slate. It’s almost enough to bleed over into other parts of my life. Almost. That being … Continue reading

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When the spaceship came down I was left on the ground

I did it. Well, I technically did it over a month ago and I’ve been mostly sitting on it because I wasn’t actually sure if it had happened or not. Anyway. What I finally did was sell a story. Not … Continue reading

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You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have…

I had a goal for my business trip to stay on top of my wordcount for NaNoWriMo. I have always been traveling in November, when the yearly madness takes place, and I have never once managed to stay caught up. … Continue reading

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I like the way your butt looks in that chair

It’s National Novel Writing Month and since I still have a strong desire to do ALL the things, I’m doing it for a fourth year in a row. But there’s added difficulty: I’m in Chicago on a business trip until Tuesday … Continue reading

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World Fantasy Con (or, how I found a family I didn’t even know I had)

I survived my first con. In sitting on my mom’s couch in Chicago, drinking a beer, eating pumpkin cookies and trying to figure out what exactly happened these last four days. It was amazing. I bought my membership earlier this … Continue reading

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My 10 Rules of Writing (Warning: may contain inadvertent life advice)

There’s a meme going around the other VP alums about our personal 10 rules of writing. I tried to go for something more meta and focus on the hard-won lessons I’ve learned over the years. Part of being a writer … Continue reading

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Blank is a story about… SQUIRREL!

Coming out of the post-VP fog (and illness) with a strong desire to do ALL THE THINGS (and if you are unfamiliar of the origins of this phrase, I’d highly recommend reading this post over on Hyperbole and a Half, … Continue reading

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