Archive for October, 2009

Oct 30 2009

Gearing up for NaNoWriMo

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MileHiCon has come and gone; it was a lot of fun. The panels I moderated (“Modified Matter” and “Weird Biology”) were well-attended, standing room only, and even my reading went well (not a huge turnout, but I wasn’t expecting one).

NaNoWriMo logo
Now we’re heading into Hallowe’en and the beginning of NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. The objective is to write at least 50,000 words (which is a short novel by today’s standards) during the month of November. Check out the NaNoWriMo web site, which keeps participants in touch with each other, tracks your progress, and provides general encouragement. If you’re into writing at all, it’s a lot of fun, and you may be surprised at just how much you can write if you try.

I haven’t made a final decision on what I’m going to work on — I have a few ideas and partial outlines to choose from — but I’m definitely participating. If you are too (or if you’re just thinking about it), why not post a comment about what you have in mind?

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Oct 23 2009

MileHiCon

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MileHiCon, the Rocky Mountain regional science fiction and fantasy con, is this weekend. Come have a good time.

I’ll be there, I’m on a few panels, but don’t let that stop you 😉

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Oct 09 2009

New, faster web server

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You may have already noticed (I hope!) that these web pages are loading faster. I moved the website to a new and much more powerful server, and took advantage of the opportunity to upgrade all the software components too. This new system should be limited only by the speed of the network, unlike the occasional periods of catatonia the old one experienced. If you notice any problems, please let me know.

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