Apr282010

Wednesday Ketchup Blog

Con Gadget - Steampunk

I tend to wake up early in the mornings philosophical. This mood of speculation is generally cured by the application of tea, but today the computer was right next to my bed so you all must suffer the consequence. Today’s speculation centered around writing the opening pages of a novel. I was wondering how these have changed, and how I have changed my own style, knowing that these pages will eventually go up on the internet.

I’ve no concrete answer. That was really it.

And now, Gentle Reader, here’s a picture of Blake and I at SF in SF.

And further discussion of the hijinx in Houston last weekend.

In other news, I get silly over on Cleverly Inked here’s a sample:
What’s a better game Hop-Scotch or Cricket?
I ruthlessly disregard these options and offer up to you the alternative of demolition croquet (a kind of hybrid of mini-golf and croquet played with two croquet sets in a very large garden).

Gail’s Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:

Fear the might and destruction of the hedgehog!
Your Tisane of Smart:
Herb pods. The future is now.

Your Writerly Tinctures:
Steampunk scholar has a list of steampunk secondary resources.

Love Vampires says, “If you are bored with the same old urban fantasy or paranormal romance themes, or feel like you just can’t face another leather-pant-wearing, gun-toting urban fantasy heroine, then Soulless may be just the book you need to cleanse your jaded palate.”
SPOILER ALERT! Changeless blurb gives away ending of Soulless. Scribbles and Stories says, “Overall the plot and characters leave you wanting more, and fast. I had my doubts about whether or not Changeless could live up to Soulless, but Gail Carriger does a wonderful job.”
Out September 1, 2010! Even bigger SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first.
Super Secret Project H: Time to start writing the beast.
Super Secret Project F: Revised first three chapters, waiting on beta.
CAKE in Space: Trunked.
VanderMeer’s provide table of contents.
Turned in.

Quote of the Day:
“Air Ship – General form of those in use that have had any sucess. Too many come to grief and they should be a warning to the ambitious soarer, to learn what his predecessors have done.”
~ 1800 Mechanical Movements and Devices (1899)

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