November 19th, 2009


I never could get the hang of Thursdays....

First I was awakened out of a sound sleep by my agent with bad news about a project. Then I went to take the recycling downstairs and got locked out of the house (the front door swung shut unexpectedly). A passer-by with a cell phone enabled me to call my landlord, who sent someone over right away, but it still took forever as I stood outside in a bathrobe and bare feet.


Okay, back to revisions on Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon, which I'm fixin' to finish tonight....
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    "Join Together" by The Who

a compliment in someone else's review

Terilynn Shull wrote a review of Star Trek: Titan: Synthesis for the Airlock Alpha blog. While the review was mostly fulsome praise for jmswallow's fine novel, she was kind enough to take a moment to say something nice about me:
Only once before have I ever felt that a true Trek fan had written an authorized Trek book – and that was Keith R.A. DeCandido’s “Star Trek: The Next Generation - Q&A.”

Hey, I'll take it. *grin*
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heart of the dragon

she rides (again)!

Just turned in the second draft of Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon to my editors.

Next up is an article for Star Trek: The Magazine, a Dragon Precinct short story for an anthology, and the next two Farscape scripts. Then I focus on some original work for a while.....
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    "The Shape I'm In" by The Band

Schott's Miscellany 18 November 2009

Ben-Hur premiered in New York (1959)


In 1190, King Richard I and Philip of France jointly issued an edict regulating gambling with games of chance by members of the Christian crusading armies. No person under the rank of knight was permitted to play any game for money; knights and clergymen could play for stakes lower than 20 shillings per day and night; the monarchs could, naturally, play for whatever stakes they chose, but their attendants were restricted to stakes of 20 shillings. If any exceeded this sum, they were to be whipped, naked, through the ranks of the troops for three whole days.

Necessity never made a good bargain.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-90)
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    "Gimme What You Got" by Don Henley