And We’re Off!

5029 words.  Don't ask me if it makes any sense.  The moment I try to make sense, the inner critic comes out and I can't have it just yet.  That will happen in the revision phase if I let this novel get to it.  I may scavenge it for parts.  I went to the nearest …

NaNo Gear Up

On Saturday, October 19th,  I attended the kick off event for National Novel Writing Month.  While I participated in the event since 2008, that weekend marked the first time I attended a kick off event.  From newbies to those with a few 'wins' under their belt, we heard from our Municipal Liaisons (MLs in NaNo parlance) …

The Curiosity Business

Today marks Library Support Workers day in Canada.  For those who don't know, it's the third Friday of October usually marked by well-wishes in the library.  (Hopefully, also marked by food as it always goes well with said well wishes.)  For those in need of something official, have a look at CLA President Pilar Martinez's proclamation …

We Interupt This Midweek Geekiness to Bring You…a Book Launch Recap

I had a piece on Tumblr half ready for posting, but yesterday proved too good to pass up.  Chadwick Ginther had his book launch for Tombstone Blues, the sequel to the Aurora Award-nominated novel Thunder Road.  McNally Robinson once again hosted the event, and once again it was well attended.  While friends and family sat …

The Many Lives, and Rumoured Deaths, of the Library

Another day, another libraries-are-dead article making the rounds.  This one comes from Techcrunch, a publication I normally enjoy reading for its thoughtful analysis of technology issues, or the latest gadgets.  This time a writer named MG Siegler wrote the following:A simple link. That’s all it took to unleash a hailstorm of angry emails, messages, tweets, …

Shambling Towards The Walking Dead Season 4

The Walking Dead shuffles back for a new season tonight.  After a wild third season, I have to wonder what more can these expanded group of survivors endure.  My guess?  A lot more.  I think Rick did the right thing by allowing the Woodbury refugees into the prison.  The look on Carl's face after he …

A Few Small Repairs

Sunny came home to her favourite room Sunny sat down in the kitchen She opened her book and a box of tools Sunny came home with a mission -'Sunny Came Home' by Shawn Colvin When I could  barely sit down to write, I did sit down to see if people visited my blog.  It turned out people …