May 082015
 

Having recently discovered that my far-from-cutting-edge old Android phone can run the Google Docs app with only occasional (5 or 6 an hour) crashes, I’ve begun writing during my commute the last few weeks. It started with some fanfiction I’d begun awhile back and never finished, and led me back to the novel I haven’t touched in a couple of years.

This morning, I was on the Green Line rethinking a scene that wasn’t quite working for me, when the young woman sitting next to me said, “I don’t mean to be reading over your shoulder, but what are you writing?”

My very first thought upon hearing this? Thank all the forgotten Gods this didn’t happen yesterday. Yesterday, I was working on a sex scene.

I told her about my project — because, really, what writer doesn’t like to be asked about her writing? It turns out, she’s a writer, too. Poetry and superhero fiction and comic books. We shared a lovely bit of commiseration about the mid-book slog before she went back to her in-progress SMS conversation.

Nice way to start the day.

Túfóžan Update

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Jan 312015
 

The Túfóžan Language site is coming along, slowly but steadily. Most of the verb and noun information is up, and also the personal pronouns, the phonology, some basic information about morphology, a small lexicon, and a little bit about the cifsa people and their culture. (Wow. It sounds like a lot, listed out like that, but it’s really only the tip of the iceberg.)

I’m currently working on fleshing out the examples on the Noun Cases page, which means adding more vocabulary as I go, and getting some of the syntax information into some basic sort of coherence, so it can go up next.

Dec 052014
 

I’ve added a new instance of WordPress to the site: Túfóžan Language.

Túfóžan is one of the languages from the world where most of my (unpublished) fantasy stories are set. It and its website are both still very much under construction — which is why I’m not adding a link to the navigation here yet — but I thought I’d post a sneak peek for anyone interested.

Oct 282014
 
  • The weight of her against the backs of my knees on a cool night
  • Her complaints if the food bowl wasn’t filled within seconds of my rising in the morning.
  • The warmth of her snuggled into the living room chair next to me.
  • Her purr when I scritched that perfect spot, and the way she rolled her head into it.
  • The sounds from the bedroom while Andy’s getting dressed of the two of them playing.
  • The way she’d follow me into the bathroom as if to say “You’re not doing anything important while you’re sitting there : pet me.”
  • Her snoring, which on a quiet day could be heard across the room.
  • The “how could you be so thick” look she’d level at me if I didn’t do what she wanted.
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Revival

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Oct 182014
 

The recent advent of WordPress 4.0 (“Benny”) had me looking at this site and the tech that drives it again, and it looks as though newer installations of WP are configuring their databases in a way that will actually accommodate non-English characters properly. So I’ve reinstalled in the hopes of finally getting my conlangs online.

Plus, now that the twins are toddlers, they’re spending more time playing on their own, so maybe I can squeeze the occasional blog post into my schedule again.

Stand by.

Apr 282013
 

Now that I’m 21 weeks pregnant, I’m feeling that it’s time to go public with the fertiliy posts I’ve been keeping private for the last few months. So, all of a sudden there’s a bunch of “new” stuff here to read. They’re all under the “kid stuff” tag. Enjoy.