Deirdre Saoirse Moen

Sounds Like Weird

Something's Brewing!

15 November 2004

I can’t say what, but I did have a great bit of inspiration.

Suffice to say that it involves the mysterious disappearance of a book.

Bwaahaaahaaa.

Back to writing.

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Quiet week

14 November 2004

The cat’s lying curled up at my knee. I finally got a chance to really sleep as late as I’d wanted.

I’m feeling strangely tense, though.

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Jeanne, again.

05 November 2004

Jeanne died about the time I wrote the last entry. 🙁

I just didn’t know that for a few days.

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Jeanne

30 October 2004

My friend Jeanne is in the hospital dying from liver failure. She’s been in a coma for two weeks, partly because her oxygen levels are so low. I don’t know if she made it through the night, but given how much she’s suffered, I hope she doesn’t suffer much longer.

She was on the liver transplant list for some time, but her heart had weakened so much that they took her off the list.

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Airports, again

28 October 2004

Stuck in San Francisco this morning enroute to the World Fantasy Convention.

It’ll really be great to go to Phoenix when the weather sucks less than it did in July.

Never been to WFC before, so I’m looking forward to it.

Oh, and I should finally get to see (and hopefully sign) some copies of Turn the Other Chick.

More news when I arrive.

Man, I’m tired.

Cat update:
Scruffy ate a small bit of dry food this morning, the first non-forced food in days. He also seems a bit perkier, though still quite sluggish. Those antibiotics are working, even though it took 23 tries (not an exaggeration) to keep the pill down last night.

Best luck to Mom on pilling the cat today….

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Writing Word Count

19 October 2004

You wondered when I’d post about writing, didn’t you?

I wouldn’t let you down.

1500+ words today, though not on fiction. More later on that topic.

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Work weird

11 October 2004

There’s something harder than average about returning to work after a week-long writer’s workshop. My mind is still thinking about ancient Egypt, robot monsters, the future of aliens in San Francisco, and Jax’s rendition of Henry V with a Texas accent (it worked!).

It’s very odd to have to suddenly focus on where in the world Tlalnepantla is and whether Mexico City is the best approximation of Tlalnepantla’s location.

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TNH's VP comments

11 October 2004

I just found Teresa Nielsen Hayden’s blog comments on VP.

My personal favorite is a comment about the previously-mentioned (by Your Humble Blogger) game of Thing:

As for my supposed ruthlessness, I acknowledge that I behaved wickedly in one game of Thing; but when you’re assigned the role of an evil soulless shapechanging extraterrestrial, what else are you supposed to do?

Her comments on Thing game strategy are indeed interesting.

And to her comment:

I will admit that Thinging a research scientist one night, and then next morning leading the lynch mob that killed him or her, was an awfully good way to allay suspicions about my own Thingitude.

I only have one thing to say (no pun intended): “You set me up!”

It’s all good.

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