Feb 21

Ants, Words, Books, Birds, More Words

Posted: under Crisis of Vision, Kings of the North, Life beyond writing, Oath of Fealty, Revisions, the writing life.
Tags: , , ,  February 21st, 2011

The morning began with the discovery (not unexpected by me!) that the dozen or so ants on the counter yesterday had become a superhighway of ants along the edge of the counter, up the wall, and into one of the cabinets.  They had also constructed a network of smaller routes on the counter itself.  Some of them had crossed the Great Chasm between counter and stove top, with the result that the sugar bowl (these are sugar ants, much to be preferred if you must have ants) had ants in it.

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Feb 03

The Juggling Act

Posted: under Crisis of Vision, Editing, Kings of the North, Life beyond writing, Marketing, Oath of Fealty, the writing life.
Tags: , ,  February 3rd, 2011

Writers with what I call Engineer Mind have perfectly organized desks and files.   I’ve met a few of those.   I’m not one.  I have what I call Writer Mind (in lieu of calling it Chaos Mind.)    All my organizational skill goes into the writing…none is left over for anything else.

This becomes even more obvious when I’m faced with competing demands on organizational ability.

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Mar 27

Another Continent Heard From…

Posted: under Life beyond writing, Oath of Fealty, Reader Help.
Tags: ,  March 27th, 2010

Oath gazes with interest at the Perth city skyline in Western Australia, no doubt unaware that this image gives its writer a touch of nostalgia…been there twice, loved it both times.

Photo courtesy of Marian Foster

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Mar 16

Today’s the Day!

Posted: under Life beyond writing, Marketing, Oath of Fealty, the writing life.
Tags: , , ,  March 16th, 2010

The “coming out” party begins on this side of the pond.

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Mar 15

One More Day & A Heads-up

Posted: under Interview, Marketing, Oath of Fealty, Revisions, the writing life.
Tags: , , , ,  March 15th, 2010

…and tomorrow the book’s out in the stores.  I hope you in the US are as excited as I am, and that if you pre-ordered online, your copies arrive on your doorstep (or whatever you use) on time tomorrow.    (Those of you in Europe who already have the UK version…try not to hand out too many spoilers.  At least until the end of the week, OK?)

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