October 2007


You can learn things about a grrl from what’s in her purse. Here’s some of what’s in mine:

  1. Two Epi-Pens.
  2. Two inhalers.
  3. Puppy linux CD
  4. Knoppix S-T-D CD
  5. Cellphone.
  6. PDA.
  7. Screwdriver.
  8. Thumb drive.
  9. Pens.
  10. Titanium spork from Think Geek.

What do you carry around with you?

I’ve been collapsing characters in the hurricane story. It’s done some cool things to the minor characters that have been combined.

I still haven’t tackled the plot stuff. I think I’m a little intimidated by it. I have a pretty good idea of how this story is broken, but the NaNovel has left me feeling a little edited out.

In other news, I’m still outlining.

My writer’s group is made of win.

That is all.

I’m getting lots of things done today. I just don’t have any new prose to show for it.

  • Critiques!
  • Edits on the hurricane story.
  • I’m pondering the outline for the new improved Lizardfic.

The outlining in particular feels productive. I’m pretty sure that novel stalled because my outline sucked so much. The outline for the NaNovel was a lot better, and I still blew right through it one third of the way through, so clearly it also sucked in its own way.

We’ll see how much better I can do this time.

A small Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror writer’s group in Northeast Atlanta is looking to possibly add new members. We occasionally send adult content through the group, so potential new members would need to be over 18 and not easily offended. Current member projects include military SF, erotic horror, parody, and futuristic erotica, and possible future projects include paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

Despite the fact that two of us are published, group chemistry is more important to us than your publication history. If you think you might be a good fit for us, email us at gwinnettcrits at gmail.

Fairly random, but:

Geeky cakes. So cool!

Wikipedia entry on unusual software bugs, including Heisenbugs and Schroedinbugs.

I love being a geek.

I was having this problem. Moving the mt-static directory to the top level of my webspace fixed it. If you’re getting a funky error on the comment page about whether you’re logged in or not, log out and log back in.
In other news, I’m using this site‘s outline helper to make my outline suck less. Thus far it’s helping, even though it didn’t want to work on linux, sigh.
In other other news, Amy’s Macaroni and Soy Cheeze is yummy. Mmm. Tasty soy goodness!

I’m rereading Lizardfic and the outline materials associated with it, because I’ve been thinking that it may be time to work on this one again. You may or may not recall that this was the short story that turned into a novel that turned into me rewriting chapter one over and over and over again, and I’ve made a startling realization:
My outline sucks. Like a black hole.
Seriously. It has almost no plot or character in it. It’s just a setting. I cannot believe how much this outline sucks.
No wonder I couldn’t write it.