The Hugos were an awful experience for a lot of writers, but were the slated authors truly "robbed" of their well-deserved awards?
15 Things A Very Cute Toddler Taught Me About Writing (Part 2)
The ongoing wisdom that raising The Contrarian has given me about being an artist and a writer.
Fortune Cookie Wisdom X
Because quoting myself is a little bit gauche.
We had to abandon "Blogust" mid month (See! I fail ALL THE TIME!), and as the second half with its Disneyland trips and Burning Man prep kicked in there was some pretty serious "what the fucking fuck was I fucking thinking?" going on. The good news was, even though I was off my game, you all were not, and with matching donations, we were able to raise $1123 for Oakland Reads. Of course, I will post any follow up here if they send thank you messages or anything.
We will try again in October. It's not as cool of a word play (Blogtober) but it will have to do.
We're trying a WHOLE NEW schedule here. The Contrarian now knows enough to not use psychic contrarian powers on strangers. So he's getting a superhero babysitting service to tag in from the time Uberdude and The Brain go on patrol until about noon. Then I tag in and take over the afternoon schedule. Hopefully that is a perfect balance of solid contiguous writing regimen without me having to take naps and/or wake up at weird hours. I usually prefer to write in the dead of morning, but my life is not exactly as elastic as I'd like it to be right now.
Most of the things I said I was writing for Blogust are still on the stove, and most of what's left should show up in September.