So here we are, thinking about launching a blog again. I've got this, so I might as well use this. Unfortunately, and for whatever reason by biggest stumbling block, I cannot find a decent client for Dreamwidth on Linux or Android. However, until I come up with something, this shall do.
So is it time for a statement of purpose? I have other social media accounts, none that I really like using in any substatial way, but blogging, proper blogging feels right. Keeping a journal organizes whatever it is I've got in mind. I just do not know what I want to focus on specifically as I relaunch using the DreamWidth (formerly LiveJournal) format.
More to come?
I just feel better having my posting history off of their servers. I might just keep this up though.
He's on vacation, and his guest blogger Linda Nagata posted this. It really lays everything necessary out nicely.
Why I Do Self-Publish
Aloha, everyone. When Charlie gave me this opportunity to guest-blog, I asked him if it'd be okay if I did a counter-post to his March 21 entry Why I Don't Self-Publish. Charlie readily agreed.
First, it feels necessary to say that there is no best path in this business of writing fiction and every author's career is different. I started in the usual way, with traditional publishing, and had six science fiction novels published by New York houses between '95 and 2003. My work garnered good reviews and there were a couple of awards, but despite my best efforts no meaningful amount of money was going into the family coffers. Economically, I was wasting my time. Emotionally I was inhabited by a deep, dark sense of failure, with no viable means to turn things around. So circa 2000 I more or less walked away from the field for almost ten years. I did not stop writing entirely, but it was close.
In 2009 I woke up to the ebook revolution. Read more.
In the meantime, its like 50 out and I've got the sliding glass door open.
Here's a VR gif from the Verge, just for shits and giggles.
The Hanging - The Atlantic
"The road to Hoskins Cemetery snakes deep into the Daniel Boone National Forest, a 700,000-acre swath of rugged wilderness in southeastern Kentucky.