Monday, August 30, 2010

Another Hello Post

Starting to get back into the swing of things, although I still feel as if I’m always behind. You know how it goes. I’ve been staying off the CC forums, concentrating on crits, writing, work and trying to find at least some time to spend with the fiancĂ©. I’m hoping to have some interesting posts to make soon, rather than these “Hi again” posts, which are frankly pretty boring. *G*

I’m getting close to the end of my first pass edit on Court of Scales, but I have two more passes planned and one of those is the a language edit that takes me a while. I’m hoping to have it done and ready for submission by the end of the week. It’s long, but hopefully I’ll be able to cut it down a little. I need to re-sub two stories, “Past the Setting Sun” and “Revenants,” which I’m hoping to get done tonight.

I’ve been reading “The Book of Taltos” by Steven Brust lately and I’m having trouble getting into it. It reads a bit like a noir, which I like in theory. I don’t mind first person, usually, so I don’t think that’s it, and it’s got some interesting world-building, but it’s just not engaging me. *shrugs*

I’m also reading “Physics of the Impossible” by Michio Kaku and that’s good. It doesn’t go into as much detail as I’d like in some areas, but it’s got interesting ideas and thoughts and mentions the experiments and advances to back them up.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Links on Ancient Innovations

Okay, so I know I've dropped of the face of my own blog, but I'm back-ish! :D I've finally caught up on my articles, almost caught up on my crits, and? I finished the final edit on A Sign in Blood so it's now all ready to go up for ripping apart--ahem, I mean crits. ;) The ending made me cry. Again. *rolls eyes at self* I'm taking that as a good sign, though.

Also? A few neat links from my time away from blogging...

Ancient Swiss Army Knives

Ancient Hair Dye Based On Nanotechnology

History of Brain Surgery

I love it when the modern world goes: "Hey! They did this way before we did!" :D