A new year and a new blog

It’s time that LiveJournal and I went our separate ways. Sure we had some laughs, the outages, the ads, the russian mob. But I’m getting close to a point where real publishers and agents might be looking at my site. My whole site needed an update and part of that involves hosting my own blog.

So long, LiveJournal, and do svidaniya!

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Fake Progress!

The fake books are in!


Fake Progress

This isn’t real publishing. My writer’s workshop needed hard copies of the novel to read and Lulu was cheaper than photocopies.
But I have to say that I’m pretty impressed with the print quality. Print-on-demand has come a long way.
The workshop will be giving me their feedback on the 10th. Hopefully this draft won’t require an extensive rewrite and I’ll be submitting to publishers before Spring.

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Melissa’s playing Portal.

She’s doing very well for her first game!

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Here’s what’s new:

  • Got a PlayStation 3 with Saints Row 2, The Orange Box and Bioshock all of which are very good games.
    • The PS3 is a good machine. I still haven’t played any Blu Ray discs in it yet, but my DVDs look 100% better and I can play various >cough< >cough< downloaded media from the external harddrive.
    • I finished the first chapter of Halflife 2, I kinda wish the game was less shooty because it really had some beautiful levels. The same goes for Bioshock.
    • I have to stop playing Saints Row 2 in front of people. I roll a 100-year-old, white woman with the Foxy Brown voice set. I think an old lady in a skimpy bathing suit destroying the city with a missile launcher is Hilarious but I’ve seriously disturbed everyone I’ve shown this to, except of course who’s completely desensitized to video game violence.
  • The movie is almost done! Editing is happening as I post!
  • The third draft of the novel is almost done! Editing will happen this weekend!
    • Barring any further feedback that might come in, I have one last block of dialog to add to the last chapter and then a final once over before I print out a bunch of copies for the Guild of Literary Intent.
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Been busy.

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In case you haven’t heard-

Pirates > Ninja

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Road Trip Vacation in brief:
  • Oregon
    • “Where 25 year olds go to retire.” The low cost of living, depressing weather and wide range of cool but low paying service jobs make this a Hipster paradise.
    • A&W Resteraunts – We don’t have these down in San Diego. And that’s a good thing.
    • The People’s Republic of Oregon has mandated that all gas stations gas stations be full service. Since they pump gas for a living you’s think that they’d be good at it, they spilled gas down the side of my car two out of three times.
    • Powell’s Books made me break the promise I made to myself to read all the books I own before buying new ones. At least most of what I bought were picture books, easily absorbed.
  • Werk called me on Tuesday and Wednesday, pretty much ruining those days for me. What part of ‘vacation’ don’t they understand?
  • Motels. You get what you pay for. We had to back out of staying at one motel that was musty, dark, creepy and staffed by one of the Raving Rabbids.
  • Winchester house. One of my favorite places in California.
  • Driving through LA. The fire gods were on our side, the highways were empty. No traffic through LA or Orange Counties.
  • Pictures
Now back to werk.
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Road Trip Vacation in brief:
  • Oregon
    • “Where 25 year olds go to retire.” The low cost of living, depressing weather and wide range of cool but low paying service jobs make this a Hipster paradise.
    • A&W Resteraunts – We don’t have these down in San Diego. And that’s a good thing.
    • The People’s Republic of Oregon has mandated that all gas stations gas stations be full service. Since they pump gas for a living you’s think that they’d be good at it, they spilled gas down the side of my car two out of three times.
    • Powell’s Books made me break the promise I made to myself to read all the books I own before buying new ones. At least most of what I bought were picture books, easily absorbed.
  • Werk called me on Tuesday and Wednesday, pretty much ruining those days for me. What part of ‘vacation’ don’t they understand?
  • Motels. You get what you pay for. We had to back out of staying at one motel that was musty, dark, creepy and staffed by one of the Raving Rabbids.
  • Winchester house. One of my favorite places in California.
  • Driving through LA. The fire gods were on our side, the highways were empty. No traffic through LA or Orange Counties.
  • Pictures
Now back to werk.
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obama-woot

I check three political news sites every day. Okay… 40 times a day… each. The Huffington Post, Politico and The Drudge Report.

But after eight years I’m firing the Drudge. I’m okay with the bias, I don’t want all my news from people who I agree with, and I could even deal with the errors, Drudge’s emphasis is on getting the scoop and speed comes at the sacrifice of accuracy.

Matt Drudge’s conduct in the months leading up the the election crossed the line from biased to desperate. Any poll that had McCain gaining or leading got the headline, so what if there were ten other pools that day with opposite results. Any time a crazy person said something supporting Obama it was a headline, so what if they weren’t connected to the campaign or weren’t even a citizen of this country. If it can make a Democrat look bad it went up.

I read (and recommend) Andrew Sullivan but he doesn’t count as conservative, at least by American standards.

Can anyone recommend a conservative news site that isn’t staffed by lunatics or zealots?

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obama-woot

I check three political news sites every day. Okay… 40 times a day… each. The Huffington Post, Politico and The Drudge Report.

But after eight years I’m firing the Drudge. I’m okay with the bias, I don’t want all my news from people who I agree with, and I could even deal with the errors, Drudge’s emphasis is on getting the scoop and speed comes at the sacrifice of accuracy.

Matt Drudge’s conduct in the months leading up the the election crossed the line from biased to desperate. Any poll that had McCain gaining or leading got the headline, so what if there were ten other pools that day with opposite results. Any time a crazy person said something supporting Obama it was a headline, so what if they weren’t connected to the campaign or weren’t even a citizen of this country. If it can make a Democrat look bad it went up.

I read (and recommend) Andrew Sullivan but he doesn’t count as conservative, at least by American standards.

Can anyone recommend a conservative news site that isn’t staffed by lunatics or zealots?

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