One Stitch at a Time

One Stitch at a Time

This is a traditional time of year to reflect on the year behind, and think about what we would like to accomplish in the year ahead. Resolutions, goals, whatever you want to term them. This has been tying up my brain recently, what I want to accomplish, how I have failed at meeting personal goals in the past, and how to set myself up for success. So, instead of talking about that, I’m going to talk about knitting. A blanket (which happens to be what I’m working on at the moment), sweater, scarf, cock cozy1, whatever, does not spring off your needles fully formed. Likewise with writing, a novel does not just spring into existence. Even when I’m in “the zone” and where the fingers cannot move fast enough to keep up with my brain, it...

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Failure to Post

Failing to keep to a regular update schedule? Gold star for me! Making a post that is links to other peoples posts? Double gold star! Brilliant advice from the lovely talented Diane Duane on reviews and feedback. A post from Amy Lane on measuring success, and how you may need to re-frame “success”. And Seanan McGuire reblogging Seanan McGuire about professional author success. (It is worth clicking through to the original post to read about a pirate site.) All three of those posts rolled through various social media in reasonable proximity, so I thought I would consolidate and share. In personal news, work is going well. I have been at my new job 3 months tomorrow. There is no shortage of things to do, the feedback I’m getting is good, and the...

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Welcome to the New Age. Now backup your website.

It’s 2015, do you know where your website backup is? If you own your own site, or have a blog that you host on your website, it’s a REALLY good idea to make a backup periodically. The more frequent you update, and the more important your content is to you, the more frequently you should backup. Here are handy links to WordPress and Blogger: How to backup a WordPress Site and Database. How to back up a Blogger Blog (Google). If you use something else, do a Google search on “backup [platform] blog”. If you host your own website, it’s also a really good time to back that up as well. Your webhost (GoDaddy, Dreamhost, etc.) will have instructions on how to do that. Life happens. Payments get missed. Sites get hacked. Auto-re-registration...

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Last Links for 2014

A couple links for you, on what is a wet, dark Sunday afternoon for me. It’s Christmas Everywhere but Here was chosen as one of Prism Book Alliance’s December Recommended Reads. It also received a B+ rating in a review by Nina over at Gay List Book Reviews. I’m happy to be past the holidays and my family obligations, though the time off work was nice. I hope you did as well, and that you’re all ready to jump into the new year, because I don’t think it’s going to slow...

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