"A deep search through the known history of the shows The Great Novelty Songwriting Contest is a bit of an anomaly." tedium.co/2019/05/21/novelty-s (God, I love Tedium)

for those wondering how to establish trade relations with crows:

- feed crows food A regularly
- when crows decide to bring you gifts, feed them food B
- when crows bring you different categories of gifts, feed them a food-per-category, ex: food C for jewelry, food D for paper money, etc
- crows will recognize these exchange patterns and opt to bring you things in order to acquire desired treats

good luck! 🐦

I was saved from screaming in despair before dinner by Scrivener's Vellum export setting.

I mean, I might still scream in despair, but I have food in me now.

Well, HARMONY is revised and formatted. Next comes the proofing.

I should have worked on other stuff today, but I wanted this done.

From today's revision: "Underwires are stupid uncomfortable to throw a tantrum in."

Truth. Just don't ask me how I know...

Lunchtime means I am no longer quite so cranky. I even swore at a stop sign during the morning's run.

I would say, "well, you bought the book and I got the money anyway" but the fans who tend to write long entitled asshole screeds to authors are generally the ones who pirate the books anyway, so...

PS: I will not publicly name and shame this individual. I have enough stalkers hungry for my attention, thanks.

(Also, I love footnotes and if you don't, that's okay but I really sincerely pity you.)

That will not end well for anyone involved, I'm just telling you that now.


If that's not for you, I'm not the writer for you, and that's okay. But please don't send me long emails about how you didn't understand my book and therefore will rewrite it for a small fee.

Anyway, I refuse to dumb down my vocabulary or my complexity. I play games with words, I roll around in them like Scrooge McDuck on his gold, and I love a wide variety of influences.

I still think CORMORANT is one of my best books. And I think it'll find its audience, but a lot of its marketing just plain didn't help.

So many people didn't like CORMORANT RUN because the cover led them to expect a chicks-in-leather urban fantasy rather than a love song to old Soviet sci-fi. It's enough to make an author drink.

Today's word: Skitterbrook. (Which absolutely delights me in a way few words do.) wordsmith.org/words/skitterbro

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