Monthly Archives: February 2007
Here’s one: Make a snow fort. This is what I get for growing up somewhere where the average February temperature was 68 degrees. Really, what was I thinking. Also: see that? Most of that’s accumulation from the last two days. Yeah, we got snow.
As promised yesterday, I’ve got an Author Interview with Joe Hill up over at By The Way, in which many subjects are essayed in detail and a good time is had by all. If you don’t go to read this interview, your pancreas could seize up and you may die. I didn’t say it will […]
Usually I trek out and about the day before Valentine’s Day to get Krissy a card or some small token (we don’t believe in going overboard for Valentine’s Day), but yesterday we were pretty much snowed in and today we’re definitely so, so I didn’t get out of the house. So this morning before she […]
You know, when I’m not writing here, or on By the Way, or working on a novel, or a non-fiction book, or banging out a corporate brochure, or mugging little old ladies for their gerunds, I’m often writing magazine articles. Here’s one of them, on a company called MediaDefender, which is a company that tries […]
Incidentally, going out to take this picture without wearing gloves? Not the smartest thing I could have done. Update, 8:30pm: In the comments, someone said the picture looks like a book cover. Pixelfish tests the proposition.
Well, the “heavy snow advisory” that had been on in my area is now off, but only because it’s now been changed to a blizzard warning. So now not only will we get all the snow we were already going to get, but we’ll also get 40 mph gusts of wind. Joy. This all couldn’t […]
I got a note from Subterranean Press saying that there was a little database problem with Amazon concerning The Sagan Diaries, but that copies are going out now. So if your copy hasn’t yet arrived, it will soon. Just want to keep you in the loop with these things.
Congratulations to my pal Joe Hill, whose debut novel Heart-Shaped Box officially hits the stores today. HSB is coming out both to a volume and quality of reviews most novelists would give eyeteeth for; not entirely coincidentally, it’s also one of the best debut novels to come down the pike in a while. It’s creepy, […]
This quote about me (or at the very least, my writing) that I found out there on Teh Intarweebs: His writing drips with the unappealing mixture of flop-sweat and legitimate perspiration of someone trying much, much too hard to be clever. Love it. Putting it in the .sig quote bank as we speak.
The lovely Mrs. Scalzi shows off the author copy of Coffee Shop, which means that for those of you who have pre-ordered the book, your wait will soon be over. w00t! Also, a nice review of The Android’s Dream in Analog (warning: some spoilers). Here’s the quote I imagine Tor will use for the paperback: […]
Meet Chester, the mascot for the “ChipMates” line of cookie cereal. Here you can see him doing his thing, opening his arms wide in celebration of the cereal brand which he is exhorting you to enjoy in all its flavorful, vitamin-enriched kidtastic goodness. He is cute and non-threatening, particularly for one who is clearly meant […]
It has a few caveats (most about the chapter on writers, which strikes the reviewer as catty) but it’s largely positive: …there is a lot of good information in here, particularly on working as a freelancer. It’s not the bookkeeping/regular office hours/writing good book proposals sort of information, but more getting across the point that […]
Some editor at Wikipedia has posted the following notice up on the Wikipedia article about me: This article or section needs sources or references that appear in credible, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of the article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. Please include more appropriate citations […]
I regret to say that due to a combination of family and business commitments, neither Krissy nor I will be attending Wiscon this year. This bums us out because a) Wiscon is awesome, b) A lot of our friends will be there and c) Kelly Link is a guest of honor this year and we […]
In response to a couple of e-mail requests, here’s what the current background looks like when you can see the full picture. It’s a picture of my house, taken in October of 2005. For a larger version, click on the picture itself. Isn’t Ohio lovely? And cheap, too! You know you want to live here.
Two months ago, I reported that I was getting about 2,000 comment spam messages a day. Today, the number is closer to 3,000 a day. Ah, the march of progress. (Note: this is not an appeal for help, or an excuse for another of you WordPress zombies to try to get me to switch. You’ll […]
Why? Because every time its owners get another book of mine, they celebrate by humiliating their cat with bacon. To wit: This follows this previous encounter involving this cat, my books, and bacon. Make no mistake, this cat will have its revenge. I mean, look at its expression. It’s all laugh while you can, monkey […]
It is thus: “Now, I hope you understand that in fact most problems can’t be solved by the judicious use of a crossbow.”