June 4th, 2012


Most Popular Topics 6-4-12

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

Networking -- 2862 posts
Reading -- 2681
Writing -- 2599
Cyberfunded creativity -- 2250
Poetry -- 1863
News -- 1442
Fishbowl -- 1278
Fantasy -- 1177
Science fiction -- 1137
Art -- 888

No changes in order since last month.

Monday Update 6-4-12

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "Doing the Work"
Torn Tongue: Nouns Beginning with "W"
Art by Meeks
Plunge News

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be tomorrow, June 5, with a theme of "precious metals & gems."  dreamwriteremmy has volunteered to host the linkback poem, "Confusion to the Enemy" (The Clockwork War).

I'm currently working on the minispells for the 2014 Spell-a-Day Almanac.  I have a contract for an article in the Magical Almanac now.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Uneasy Things" belongs to the series Path of the Paladins.  See what Johan finds at Einar's booth.  "This Beaten Drum" is another Paladins poem.  Shahana and Ari discover a battlefield where they must lay the ghosts to rest.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," "Dusting Off the Green Speech,"(fiction).  Back to me for edits: "Breaking the Ice," (fiction), "Seafoam Fashions," "Patterns in the Grass" "The Colors of the Rainbow," Something Big Is Coming" (poetry), "Half-Leg," "Northern Game: Bola-Ball," "Dolls in the Empire" (nonfiction). Currently in front of the canon board:  "How Skycat Got Her Name" "Nutterjell," "Imalye Fotolyi" "Now That They Have Come To This," "A Whole New Kind of Beauty" (poetry), "Ghost Bat" "A Dryland Ecosystem" "An Avian Ecosystem" (nonfiction).  Drafted: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands," "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "Beached Fish," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" "The Museum of Mortality" (fiction), "Packing for the Long Haul" (poetry).  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).

The weather has turned cooler and intermittently damp.  Black raspberries are ripening but something is getting to all the ripe ones before I do.  Same with the mulberries.  *grumble*