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Wound Up on the Wrong End of a Gun

February 28, 2014 by


This is the part of the playlist where it veers in the direction of a little bit country. This particular song is probably the most traditionally country but there are a few more that I can’t really argue fit into that category. I like how plaintively they emote and how up front they are about […]

Lying on the Floor and Bitching at the Ceiling is Part of my PROCESS

February 25, 2014 by


This is my motivational penguin (care of Chibird) because I am writing query letters and synopses at the moment and they make me crazy. Well. Crazier. I seriously seem to spend an equal amount of time trying to convince myself that the procrastination I am involved in is a perfectly valid part of the process […]

The Future is Zombie Gorillas?

February 21, 2014 by


This is actually a cover of a song by Gorillaz, but I like this version much better. The downside to the whole ‘it’s a cover’ aspect is that there’s no awesome video clip for you. Because I am sweet and generous (and, okay, the animation is adorable and there are zombie gorillas) I’ve included the Gorillaz […]

I Sound Like a Drunken Chipmunk

February 20, 2014 by


I feel like I’ve been proofreading this book forever. Mostly because I’ve been saying I was proofreading it since mid January. This is a lie I’ve been telling to everyone including myself. I wasn’t proofing. I was line editing. Which is a whole other thing. But now I am done. Thank god. I’ve been actually proofreading […]

Keep Your Pants On

February 18, 2014 by


I don’t think the comma is unnecessary. I do think we could use less of them. Maybe a lot less. A bunch of them seem there for convention rather than because they affect comprehension. Punctuation should only exist to facilitate understanding. I think I’m feeling this issue a little more than is totally reasonable right […]

Hey, Honey, You Could Be My Drug

February 14, 2014 by


For this song you can have either the Zombie Bikers From Hell Drive-In video clip or the Animated Ghost Story video clip. Actually, I suggest both. Both is good. They’re both kinda awesome in a dorky sorta way. (And the lyrics are bizarrely appropriate for a story I want to tell later in the wizards-verse.) Hey […]

A Moderately Hilarious Problem

February 13, 2014 by


Gilligan opens the front door. Me: I have a moderately hilarious problem. Gilligan: Did you lock yourself out of the house? Me: Nooo… See? Keys. (Holds them up.) I dropped my phone in the sink. Gilligan: Ah. Me: And then I was going to put it in some rice. But it turns out we don’t have […]