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Saturday Updates

1. As many of you have probably seen by now, four student laptops were stolen from the Clarion West writing workshop. This is awful on two levels. There's the financial side, since students at the workshop take six weeks off of work or else quit their jobs entirely, not to mention the cost of attending. There's also the loss of your work, both what you've already written and the potential work still to come during the remainder of the workshop. If you've ever watched a junkie go through withdrawal, you have some idea what it's like to be a writer who loses his/her ability to write. Cory Doctorow has more information in this post, including a link to donate and help the students.

2. Public Service Announcement: As of 1:30 this morning, it was no longer the 4th of July, which means y'all probably could have quit setting off firecrackers in the street and let us old farts get some sleep. M'kay?

3. Today I writed many words, including a rough draft of the introduction for the German collection. I decided to go with a short introduction by me in the beginning, and then to do a brief dialogue between Jig, Veka, and Grell to introduce each of the individual stories. Some of those bits work better than others, but I think I like this approach. I miss writing for my goblins ... they're such fun characters.

4. Does anyone know why the arm where they missed the vein hurts more than the one where they actually got the vein and drew blood? That seems backwards, somehow. (This was for my regular labwork to make sure the diabetes hasn't killed me yet.)
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