Monthly Archives: September 2007

Good Words for PP4605

After reading Sue’s comments on The Corruption of PP4605, I thought of my earlier comment re that story that it could very well be a novel. While Sue found the ending to the current version somewhat unsatisfactory, I liked it because it … Continue reading

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Important, least to me.

Two important things on the blog to day, least important to me. Another morning and another batch of spam in the inbox. But among the spam are replies to my email queries for Hand of Glory..   I have so … Continue reading

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Killing the Bad Guys

This is much too good to pass up. According to the History Channel, on this date in: “1981 France abolishes execution by guillotine used for more than 200 years to behead those sentenced to death.” When I consider the death … Continue reading

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Biting the bullet

Well, I sent out the first email agent query for Hand of Glory this morning. Back in March I submitted the “hook” for Hand of Glory to a “Got Hook” exercise being run on an agent’s blog. The comments were … Continue reading

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Foolscap IX

Very nice little con, attendance probably not exceeding 200 which made for intimate panels discussions and more fan/writer interaction. The greatest quote/soundest advice/deepest wisdom came from the second session I attended wherein Radthorne and Jay Lake talked of query letters and … Continue reading

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Floating Brothel Update

The finished tale is now posted on web site. Close to 10K words. Still inviting any comments folk might have.

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Strumpeting Seven Threads

Tomorrow, I am off to the land of semi-eternal rain to visit a con wherein the Radical Thorn will be dispensing wisdom unto the misses. I shall be strumpeting Seven Threads in my usual subdued manner. And we shall partake … Continue reading

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Floating Brothel

In an earlier comment, Sue thought I could write a story about a floating brothel. The initial effort – the story could damned well become a novel, if so, only 90% of the first chapter is written  - has been … Continue reading

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All change!

Today is the first day of the rest of my life, to parapharse the famous quote. My youngest daughter is decamping to University today, and for the first time in 23 years this is house will be a offspring free … Continue reading

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Things Retired Old Men Think About

Came across a joke that some folk – not naming any names here – would apply to me.   A ninety-year old man went to the doctor and said: “Doctor, my eighteen year-old wife is expecting a baby.”  The doctor said: … Continue reading

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