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Good news: I almost sort of understand Camtasia now, at least enough that I’m no longer intimidated. I’m still slow, though. So Jen’s saving my butt. Bad news: I was up until nearly 3am reshooting the entire Kickstarter video so I’d have the footage Jen needs for the saving of my butt. Now sleep deprivation […]

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The feedback I got on the Kickstarter draft was immensely helpful. Also daunting. I’m curious to see how I’m going to have all my ducks in a row by the 20th. As predicted, I do not have a knack for video editing. I figured I’d have to cut down what I had by about half, […]

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Kickstarter has approved my campaign to go live whenever I’m ready. As far as I can tell, that mostly means I filled in all the blanks on the endless webform, because the approval came back almost instantly. In a day or two, I can hope to see feedback from their staff of live humans. I’m […]

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Come check out my new post on Black Gate. It’s an essay on awards and the psychology of motivation, with a studies-have-shown riff about why motivation doesn’t work the way most of us have been led to think it does, and a pull-the-wool-over-your-own-eyes riff about preserving self-motivation from stuff that might deplete it.

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It’s a lovely little convention, not overwhelming in scale, with an unusual emphasis on short fiction. When I meet a writer who hasn’t tried the convention circuit, I propose Capclave as a good first experience. I love it, too, when a convention comes within bicycle range of my house. In this case, it’s more my […]

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There are funerals that are totally unabashed about being funerals, and that can be perfect. There are funerals that try not to funerals, that want to be celebrations of the life of the beloved dead, but they don’t quite take off, and turn out to be funereal celebrations — that can be what needs to […]

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My website is now faster to load, easier to use on a wider array of devices, and subtly more intuitive. The things that worked about it before it crashed work again in approximately the same way, at least from the user’s point of view, as they did before. So the homepage picks up my blog […]

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My website’s nearly done getting a major overhaul, and it’ll go live probably in the next week or so. The most significant change is that it’ll put all the links to stories available for free online in one place, and I’ll be offering an e-reader friendly version of a story never published elsewhere to anybody […]

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(You may wish to read the first episode, in which Sir Percival and his companion set out on the River of Story to bring the Grail to a Fisher King in need of healing, and the second episode, in which our wanderers brave rough waters. You may also wish to read Percival’s first appearance in […]

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