It is an amazing day!

Getting a little political this morning: The Supreme Court has held up nationwide marriage equality. On the heels of which, OutserveSLDN has asked that the Veterans Affairs immediately being providing spousal benefits to same-sex partners. A conservative judge has thrown out that conservative companies can deny third-party efforts to provide their workers birth control. (A fight that is not over, but is a step in the right direction.) Do I think this fight is totally over? No. But man, that is a whole lot of hope and some huge leaps in the right direction. I’m gonna go have a little happy cry in the shower before...

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Update ALL THE THINGS

A recent vulnerability was discovered in WordPress. If you have not already done so, make sure you update the core installation, and any and all add-ons and themes. You might want to backup your site before you do so. (Via Diane Duane’s Tumblr.)

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World Autism Day

Several M/M Blog Authors are talking about World Autism Day today. There’s a Master List over at RJ Scott’s blog. I hope you can take time to check it out.

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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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