Monthly Archives: May 2011

Posted in Business, writing.

I promise I will go back to more specific writing related posts (which are less frequent), after this post. I used to keep all of my notes in Claire Fontaine notebooks — the ones with graph paper pages, instead of lined or blank ones. I fell out of this habit when I got my Newton MessagePad 2000 (later upgraded to 2100), because there is still no device that’s better for handwritten input. Except for the aforementioned notebooks, of course. When I wrote, before I had luggable computers, I sat in front of an IBM selectric. So I had notebooks and multiple different pens. I did love computers and word processors when they finally arrived in my life, though. I loved … Continue reading 

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Because I have page proofs and I cannot stand to look for any more errors at this time of night, I thought I would take a few minutes to talk about the tools of my trade. I use a Macbook Pro as my main writing machine. This is not a religious stance; I have a PC (an Asus), on which I play games. I fully believe that a writer is more than the sum of his or her tools, and that each of us should work on whatever platform we find most comfortable. This is my way of saying that if the comments descend into platform wars, I will moderate with the world’s heaviest hand, possibly because I have read … Continue reading 

Posted in Business, Essalieyan, writing.

I’ve been absent, and mostly quiet. I noticed this year that I am almost always absent during the early months of the year, and usually for at least the last one; I’m not sure if this is in response to the lessening of the sunlight, because I’ve never actually valued sunlight all that much. I have been working, though. I’ve just finished the last-but-one stage of Cast in Ruin, which is a review of the copy-edited manuscript; the last stage is the review of the Harlequin version of page proofs, which shouldn’t be for a month or two. I’m working on final revisions of Skirmish now. I also realized that the 50,000 words of Touch as it existed weren’t the right 50,000 words (the … Continue reading