Tue, 22:24: Newsflash: You cannot get your work done by playing Age of Empire and washing dishes. #nextupiceiscold Tue, 23:34: Rereading “The Machine Stops” in preparation for class tomorrow. We are living the dream that E. M. Forster is having in Hell. Wed, 00:25: Can we puhleez stop arguing about […]
Sun, 14:22: @ShaunaRoberts5 has joined Twitter! The earth will shake. Sun, 14:30: Note to self: When people post about what’s absurd & painful, *don’t* focus on the absurd as if the pain weren’t there. #funnybutcallous
Wed, 11:46: I think *achoo* it’s officially *choo* September. *sniffle*
Mon, 20:12: Rejection today. Personal one, though, which is nice. Time to send it out again.
Sun, 15:41: Okay, I take it back. Sometimes the repeated advice to “show, not tell” is really, really irritating. 😛
Tue, 16:23: Well, that was the biggest hailstorm I’ve ever seen.
Mon, 14:29: And the rain, rain, rain came down, down, down… Mon, 20:11: Fred Pohl & “Gateway” are responsible for my obsession with indirect voicing and “found documents.” I shall miss him. #fredpohl Mon, 20:11: RT @tordotcom: RIP Frederik Pohl: http://t.co/dcDbFHPDsi Mon, 22:07: Posts on writing that sneer at simple […]
Mon, 08:29: Congrats to @kyliu99, @scalzi, @mightymur, @MaryRobinette, @clarkesworld and all the other #HugoAwards winners! Mon, 08:37: Proving gender bias in science is really tough, but this study looks solid. http://t.co/LB6uGSx19Q
Sun, 06:27: One of those days when I’m glad I read @scalzi‘s post on apologies. 😦 http://t.co/WMNT0XRjSo
Fri, 13:36: Using brute-force calculation, arrived at the same answer this puzzle found through elegant observation. I ain’t insightful, but I’m dogged. Fri, 14:20: My Dear, my very dear, Wormwood, my poppet, my pigsnie,… Fri, 19:31: One thing my mother taught me was how to make a killer omelette. Fri, […]
Thu, 15:57: There are days when I can’t tell the difference between urgent matters of principle & integrity, and my own orneriness. Thu, 19:36: I am sick of the chic cynicism that assumes that all people in public office do everything for craven, selfish or stupid reasons.
Tue, 13:02: For a long time, my titles all started with “C”. Now they all seem to start with “L”. If this means something, I really don’t want to know. Tue, 22:11: Occasionally I write horror stories, to my complete surprise. Tue, 22:26: I’ve changed the title on this story […]
Tue, 08:33: I rarely comment here about public (especially international) affairs, not because I don’t care, but because I am always, always perplexed. Tue, 10:55: I can’t count the number of times I’ve been typing too fast and my signature “Ken” has come out “Lem”.
Sat, 13:06: That was an annoying 20 minutes spent removing adware extensions from all 3 of my browsers… Sat, 21:57: Can’t believe I am still using my Duotrope status as a ouija board. Somebody please tell me that eventually the obsessing stops.
Thu, 12:12: Sitting on the beach, listening to a man berate his young son by calling him a “little girl.” Want to punch him in the nose. #wouldnthelp Fri, 08:28: Oh, hm, the ending needed another paragraph or two. Well, okay, if it gets rejected maybe I’ll add them. #writersremorse […]
Mon, 20:01: Twenty years ago the sign said, “Pizza & Beer.” Now it says, “Artisan Pizza & Craft Beer.” I wonder if the fare has changed. Mon, 20:02: Somebody just asked me to contribute to an anthology. First time ever! #milestone
Sun, 22:18: Yes, when I open the top file drawer in my office, it does smell strongly of bittersweet chocolate. Don’t go making unwarranted inferences. Mon, 00:53: RT @kseniaanske: How to get rid of your writerly self-doubt: SMASH IT WITH FURIOUS WRITING!
Sat, 14:14: I hate choosing which stories to leave out of the SF lit course. I feel like I’m betraying a whole world each time I do it. Sat, 14:20: RT @MykeCole: Via @gavreads: Muslims protecting a Catholic Church. When we conquer fear, humanity transcends culture. http://t.co/ecszNy1t6A
Fri, 22:23: I found this exhortation by @AlasdairStuart inspiring. http://t.co/iBXWmkAG2M
Thu, 21:47: @lizargall You met a colleague of Janice’s at LaunchPad? How cool is that! Fri, 07:17: @kyliu99 ‘s “The Shape of Thought” is a mind-bender reminiscent if Chiang’s “Story of Your Life.” Fri, 07:18: It’s in @AthenaHelivoy & @sandykidd ‘s anthology, The Other Half of the Sky, BTW.
Tue, 15:33: Good lord, I got a royalty check for a short story. @mythicdelirium, what’s next? Tue, 22:42: @KatWithSword Nice going! Tue, 22:51: RT @KatWithSword: Currently drinking champagne with my Mom and crying. So happy. Tue, 23:10: Hm, I don’t usually revise based on rejection comments, but two separate editors […]
Fri, 14:52: RT @BrynnFarusiel: This story by @ken_schneyer at @PodCastle_org is a mouthful but ridiculously good. Go listen now. http://t.co/ps5Lb7bVOm Fri, 17:33: Sitting in the gorgeous lobby of the Fairmont Copley Plaza, catching up on e-mail and paperwork. #thisisthelife Fri, 18:05: Last night we had dinner at the JFK Presidential […]
Sun, 20:19: Sale! (Details after I get the contract.) 🙂 Mon, 08:59: Duotrope tells me that I have a 22% acceptance rate over the last 12 months. This is partially due to reduced submissions, but still…
Sat, 17:06: Finished that first draft (noir story); clocks in at 9,000 words, and boy, does it need work!
Thu, 21:10: Wrote 14,911 words during July, which makes 29,714 in June & July together. After such a dry spell, I can’t tell you how good this feels. Thu, 21:27: I never made so many friends my whole life as in the few years since I started writing. Such an […]
Wed, 23:34: Hah! Hit my 20,000 word goal in the Clarion Write-a-thon! Wed, 23:44: RT @ac_wise: CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4 is now available in ebook format. MYTHIC DELIRIUM 0.1, too! http://t.co/jGVzUlNnTs
Tue, 22:26: RT @Liminal: The story I recently read by @ken_schneyer for @PodCastle_org was cited as the story that “hooked” someone on the podcast. I a…
Mon, 15:18: Took the # 52 instead of the # 60, & was 3/4 mi the wrong way before I realized my error. Well, I wanted a walk anyway. #facebookatbusstop Mon, 18:23: Two days, two rejections. #wheretosendnext Mon, 18:44: When you invite writers over for dinner, you wind up with […]