I need to get started on the next thing. Editing on some stuff I really don't wanna. Maybe I'll sneak start the rough of GBBO in space.

Got my slice of life story finished, got it sent in, and it's made it to the second round of submissions. Wooo!

And maybe that's why I have to keep beating my head against this. Dunno.

Now is a really goddamn hard time to try to write low stakes, slice of life stuff.

I've reached the point in physical therapy where I can do a little gentle exercise bike every day. I'm so incredibly excited about this. Read on the exercise bike, go!

Here's my REAL 50th vlog! youtu.be/otDTmCwDkCA I answer some questions... including one that was really salty.

So my 50th vlog was last night (youtu.be/MIJQeCXXSgg) and it was honestly a bit sad because work just destroyed me. I want to make a better one, and you can help! Got any questions--about writing, rocks, movies, fan stuff, eocene cute mammals, anything? Ask so I can answer!

May your day be as filled with ASTM #2 as mine is.

Today's vlog, a little late: youtu.be/GIo8anzr-XI Talking about my failday (well, more of a fail afternoon) and then the perception of having "broken in" as a writer versus how things feel. (That starts at 6:10.)

In today's vlog, I talk about The Changeling and Meriwether Lewis, who is making my life difficult from beyond the grave. youtu.be/s5adVjrYf00

And thus THE CHANGELING is the first book I finished reading in 2018 because I literally could not put it down for the last 220 pages.

Today's vlog, since I spaced that there should have been one yesterday... whoops. youtube.com/watch?v=5k5OJb2Y83

If someone tells you loudly and gleefully and repeatedly that they're planning to be a massive piece of shit, you're not obligated to give them the opportunity to prove it.

Hahaha jerk got himself preemptively banned from San Jose WorldCon. I have a good feeling about them being serious about their CoC.

I accidentally have tomorrow off. So that's nice.

Spending the close of the year writing code to schedule panels for a con, and thinking about how often we hear "that was the algorithm" when a computer replicates human bias, as if the computer made the choice.

The thing is, computers can't make choices. Humans make choices. Computers make decisions, using the choices we give them.

If we want them to make better decisions, we have to give them better choices.

Spent time frantically answering eight month old emails because for some reason that email address wasn't forwarding properly. Argh. I'm so upset.

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