Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Wanted: Tiara

Knew there was something else I meant to post yesterday.

Monday was another of Pat Cadigan's Borders nights - the guests were Farah Mendelsohn and Justina Robson.

Justina says, and others corroborate, that writing goes much better when wearing a tiara.

Must get one.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

A NaNo-ing We Go

This week, I have been mostly writing.

Some of you may know that November is National Novel Writing Month. This isn't strictly accurate - it's international. If you haven't heard of it before, the idea is to write a 50K word novel draft (or more) during the month of November. I think mine will be a complete draft at about 60-ish, which isn't bad for something destined to come out finshed around 90K, considering the draft is almost entirely plot and conversation, with very little description. (This is partially the result of fast drafting, and also partly because it's set in San Francisco, and I need to find out what the locations look like before I can describe them. At the moment, it's all a bit vague.) I'm about 40K in.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Toasty for Typing

Originally uploaded by Flyingsquid.

The finished product. Actually, there are a pair, but I needed the other hand to hold the camera. I'm really pleased with how they came out, especially as I had never done the double-pointed tubular knitting before. They fit! My hands will be toasty warm when I'm typing this winter.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Day Of The Dead

Originally uploaded by Flyingsquid.

I made this in 1999 for the London Quilters millenium show. It's based on the Aztec calendar (whose millenium has yet to come) and Mexican folk-art, including a candy-coloured Day of the Dead skull.

It's called "Significant Days". Not everyone has the same ones.