April 2nd, 2012


Most Popular Topics 4-2-12

According to the "Manage Tags" feature, the topics most often appearing in this journal are:

Networking -- 2701 posts
Reading -- 2494
Writing -- 2454
Cyberfunded creativity -- 2100
Poetry -- 1744
News -- 1426
Fishbowl -- 1191
Fantasy --1110
Science fiction -- 1082
Art -- 866

The only change in order from last month is that fantasy climbed above science fiction.

Monday Update 4-2-12

These are some posts from the later part of last week, in case you missed them:
Proud of Writing
Stoker Award
Indigenous Identity
Listen to "A Matter of the Heart"
Reading Poetry

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, April 3 with a theme of "Steampunk and Other Eras."

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Tunnel Vision" (The Steamsmith) features an argument about civil engineering with Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Arthur Wellesley, a couple of pesky young noblemen, and of course Maryam.  "Storm Wrack" (Path of the Paladins) is a direct sequel to "Follow Your Heart" and brings Johan back into contact with Shahana and Ari.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," (fiction), "Hide Away," "Bitter Herbs" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Seafoam Fashions," (poetry), "Half-Leg," "Northern Game: Bola-Ball," "Dolls in the Empire" (nonfiction). Currently in front of the canon board: "Catch and Release," "Dusting Off the Green Speech," "Doing the Work," "Breaking the Ice," (fiction), "Unlicensed Dreams" "The Hearsay Cafe," "The Colors of the Rainbow," "Something Big Is Coming" "How Skycat Got Her Name" "The Unicorn Surprise" "Nutterjell," (poetry), "Wild Herbivores of the North" "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction).  Drafted: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands," "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "Beached Fish," (fiction).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "The Bones of Need" "Raining Kittens," (fiction), "Fish of the North" (nonfiction), "Breeding the Perfect Fighter," "The Smallest Invaders" (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "Reaching for the Moons" "Winterheart" (fiction).

Weather here is still lovely.  I've started planting some herbs and flowers.  We went hiking recently, that was fun too.