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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
12:25 am
So this happened.

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
1:07 pm
Sorry I don't keep this updated anymore, folks (if anybody's even still out there). It's chore enough getting out of bed the past few months. I'm a miserable sad fuck, so it's best to just be quiet and not go on at length in public about being a miserable sad fuck.

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
2:15 pm
New story is up! Yes, I occasionally remember to update this thing!

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Thursday, June 7th, 2012
11:31 am
Random thought of the day: If they are going to play two movies on fucking loop on IFC, I'm glad they've picked Fight Club and Kill Bill.

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Friday, May 18th, 2012
10:56 am
Huh, forgot this thing existed for a bit.

I sold another story to Lightspeed! My third pro sale. Which means I am Officially Pro'd The Fuck Out and get to join SFWA and all those other Super-Speshul things. It took less than a year and I am blaming Clarion for all of my luck.

Hope everybody is getting on with the business of life in good fashion.

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
1:42 pm
Burn the world down. All of it. It'll go up like a fucking tire fire.
Monday, February 20th, 2012
11:31 am
Strange Horizons story is now also out. Double-boom.

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
11:02 am
It's out. Boom.

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
4:25 pm
Hope everyone is having a rad holiday. Sold a story last week to Strange Horizons, so that definitely made my Christmas adequate. One more pro sale and it's SFWA-town for me.

(Amusingly enough the Fantasy/Lightspeed story I sold back in August and this one are both going up in February. Leave it to me to accidentally flood the market.)

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
2:43 am
Friends, do me a favour. Click this, fast-forward to 4:35, and watch as reality fucking melts. Wow. Kubrick is wishing he had filmed that shot from some ethereal plane.

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Monday, November 28th, 2011
11:36 am
Happy Christmas, everybody.

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Monday, November 7th, 2011
2:54 pm
Dear Cat: The Tripolodene was delivered safely. You make the shittiest birthdays a little brighter/more awesome. Keep on truckin', sister. <3

- Lazy Rider

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Sunday, November 6th, 2011
1:05 am
I am trying so goddamned hard not to panic right now.
Sunday, October 16th, 2011
2:40 pm
So I guess this is really gonna happen. Lordy. Figured I'd just dreamed it or something.

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
11:01 am
One week out of the workshop. Just made a sale to Fantasy Magazine. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that Clarion fucking works, folks.

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Friday, August 5th, 2011
7:48 am
Last day of Clarion. I am sad, of course, but it's the sadness that comes with any awesome time ending. It's pretty much the definition of bittersweet. You look in the dictionary next to the word and there's a picture of the 2011 class making completely incomprehensible in-jokes while weeping.

If you've got a couple of bucks and are feeling charitable, think about donating to the Clarion Write-A-Thon. It's how they pay for the next year's workshop and how they get some of the the scholarships that send schmucks like me to Writer Heaven for six weeks. I have learned a shitload and made some amazing friends. I'd really like to see this institution survive on into the grimdark future; lord knows we have little enough shiny and hopeful waiting out there.

Right, then. On to the last day.

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Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
6:25 am
Time for the Grand Guginol of nerddom, the con that all other US cons are pale, blubbery shadows of: San Diego Comic-Con. If I don't come back by tonight, assume I either ran away with the circus or a really hot Haruko cosplayer.

* 'Circus' = Adventure Time team, most probably.

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Saturday, July 9th, 2011
1:51 pm
I am not dead. I finished a story in eight hours on an hour and a half of sleep and am on to the next one and am still sort of recovering from the first, so plz to be forgiving my radio silence.

Addendum: you haven't really lived until you've heard John Scalzi cover 'Lullaby' by the Cure on a ukelele.

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Saturday, July 2nd, 2011
7:47 pm
Anybody got any ideas for what could cause a colony collapse of undead underworld ghost bees that feed on soul pollen? Just out of curiosity.

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Thursday, June 30th, 2011
8:53 pm
I'm never going to stop having these fucking dreams until I give myself a lobotomy.

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