Monthly Archives: October 2012
Yesterday, writer and actor and awesome person Amber Benson tweeted wistfully: to which I responded: to which she responded: THIS IS THAT PLAYLIST. Click here for it on Spotify (if you have Spotify) Click here for it on Rhapsody (if you have Rhapsody) Click here for it on YouTube (dude, if you don’t have YouTube, […]
A couple of weeks ago I posited for group consideration the hypothesis that Obama threw the first debate in order to keep GOP contributor money flowing to the presidential race rather than fleeing to congressional and senatorial races, where the money could conceivably alter the composition of Congress for the next two years, under the […]
So, having now been a part of the first (but almost certainly not last) Humble eBook Bundle, I’ve had some folks curious about my thoughts on it, particularly as it relates to money. Here are my observations on the matter, and how those observations might relate more generally to authors. What follows relates specifically to […]
The sale period for the Humble eBook Bundle has concluded, and in the course of the two week period it was available it sold over 84,000 copies and grossed $1.2 million dollars, both of which are nice, big numbers. And, if everyone stuck to the default settings (which they all didn’t, but go with me), […]
In the comment thread of one of today’s earlier posts, I was asked what it’s like to be living in Ohio right now, i.e., in the thick of election season, when many people seem to be of the opinion that Ohio is likely to be a state (if not the state) that helps decide the […]
As a preamble, for everyone who still believes that writing is a romantic sort of life, this is what I looked like at the end of writing The Human Division: This is what the tail end of a book two weeks late looks like. Unshaven, unkempt, tired and otherwise gaaaaah. I have since cleaned up […]
It was completed at 12:02 am, Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012. Two weeks late, unfortunately, but still done for all that. The “word count” function in Microsoft Word tells me it is exactly 130,000 words long. I think that’s kind of cool (and also makes it the longest fiction book I have written, by about 16,000 […]
For those of you who enjoy printed matter, there’s a long interview of me in the latest edition of Ghettoblaster, which hits newsstands this week. In it, I talk about Redshirts and whatever (both the blog, and, you know, things in general). Also, in the magazine, apparently we are alerted to the renewed existence of […]
The weekend went well, with about 14,000 words total for Saturday and Sunday. I’m hoping for about another 6,000 or so today and then The Human Division will be done. For those who are wondering, no, this is not atypical for me. My writing speed tends to ratchet up the closer I get to being […]
There, that should hold you. Wish me luck with the book writing, would you? Thanks.
The Human Division is (oh God please) only days away from completion, which means pretty much everything else except for basic sanitation is taking a back seat to getting the thing done. As a result, please to see the stage of chaos currently existing in my office. The only reason it’s not worse than this […]
Here’s Athena with the certificate she got for acing the Ohio Achievement Assessment test this year. I’m delighted to see my kid upholding the Scalzi family tradition of blowing the doors off standardized tests. Remember, kids — Standardized tests: Easy. Comedy: Hard.
Getting in a couple of points before I ignore you all for the rest of the day to write fiction: * One of the side effects of writing about the Gawker/Reddit kerfuffle, and subsequently having Gawker pick up the piece, is that now people seem to think I am Team Gawker, which if they are […]
Posted on October 17, 2012
The folks over at Gawker have reprinted my “Gawker, Reddit, Free Speech and Such” piece on their site, with my permission, obviously. Things should get interesting now. The Gawker repost is here; the original post on this site is here. Feel free to leave comments at either of those destinations; I’m going to turn of […]