- Wal-Mart Discrimination Scandal – Why am I unsurprised to hear that Wal-Mart supposedly discriminates against its female employees?
- All sorts of subtle errors creep in when you forget race is a proxy for socioeconomic status | Prometheus 6 – "Nationwide, black women were twice as likely to be obese when compared to white women. However, the researchers found that obesity rates were comparable in a sample of white and black women living in similar social and environmental conditions."
- My silence on the Times Square bombing is over | Prometheus 6 –
- To iPhone Or Not To iPhone, That is the Question " SmoothSpan Blog – A nice overview of the Apple/Adobe/HTML5 issues and an example of a developer facing a rework to build an iPhone app.
- Upward Physical Movement Brings Back Happy Memories | Wired Science … – Courtesy of Michael. I'm interested to see where the research ends up on this.
The best thing I’ve done for myself so far this year is to take up dancing. Hands down.
Looking back to even November and December, I was struggling just to get up in the morning and go to work. All sorts of drama at work was making me question my own value professionally and personally.
Continue reading Addicted to dancing
A coworker of mine was sweet enough to give me a gorgeous Moleskine notebook–120 pages, can lie almost perfectly flat when open, and a paper cover that can be drawn on.
Perfect for writing short stories.
It’s great because I don’t get caught up in the foibles of technology that interfere with getting into a flow. I don’t have to worry about making sure I have the right USB drive in, or having internet access. It also really helps with letting a story go until its real end. It’s not a matter of word counts and limiting terms like “flash fiction”; it’s just… writing.
Problem is, of course, it’s slower. It takes me a few days to write a story of the length of “Blackout“. Getting it typed up with initial edits takes another couple of hours, and putting in Gregory‘s edits takes a little bit longer.
That shakes out to about a full week turn-around for a 2k-3k word story. I’m a full story ahead at this point (and getting ahead-er), so it works.
Wouldn’t want to do it for my novels, though. That’d be a little much.
After entirely too long a hiatus, I have a new Witches story/chapter ready.
There’s no good excuse for the lapse aside from the heartbreak of leaving my job of two years and the stress of starting in a new position. An amicable departure and happy beginning, but stressful nonetheless.
Hardi and Robert’s journey continues in “Blackout“:
“There will be some changes to your travel plans,” Captain Relburn stated. “Given the incident with Ms. Bran, commercial travel obviously isn’t going to work.”
He continued, “To that end, we’re putting you on the J.M.S. Merriweather, bound for Beta. It boards in three quarters of an hour and should get you to Beta in two days.”
“Wow,” Robert said. “Suddenly, we’re high-profile.”
Greg pointed out that these read much more like chapters than a series of shorts, and I agree. So they’re now officially chapters of a serialized… novella, I guess.