Articles from February 2005

Moving Rapidly from Old To Decrepit, And Not In A Good Way

February 24th, 2005 · Comments Off

You know, some days it doesn’t pay to get out of bed. Literally. However, despite the day’s lack of discernible income, we rose and shone. Briefly. Shining takes a lot of out of a person, and we wanted to save our energy in case something interesting happened. Probably that’s not likely, and we’ll start hacking […]

File Under: Books/Mags/Blogs

One Morning, Two Views

February 24th, 2005 · Comments Off

We realize that blogs are only on-topic posts* because that is our communication tool of choice. Blogging software makes certain tasks easy — that it has gone off and become a revolution of sorts defies explanation. It appears that all the Web wanted was the killer publishing tool, and the rest would fall into place. […]

File Under: Books/Mags/Blogs

How To Feel Old Without Really Trying

February 24th, 2005 · 2 Comments

We continue to listen to Stephen King on our iPod…he’s discussing his love of fifties-era film. Horror film, specifically. Perhaps this was on our mind yesterday when we were puzzling through an accounting conundrum. Hmm, not quite true. The accounting was quite clear — it was the explanation from the tech guy that required us […]

File Under: Square Pegs

In Six Months, This Will Come Up In A Marketing Meeting

February 23rd, 2005 · 2 Comments

The rain has stopped, the cats are reacquainting themselves with something called “sun”, and the day promises to be glorious. Yes, that means we’re headed out to Culver City to spend the day locked in a building. There are so many things wrong with this, we cannot begin to list them. Okay, we can, but […]

File Under: Tools and Craft

Cheap Amusement

February 22nd, 2005 · Comments Off

We realize that we need to get over our amusement with Tom Wolfe and his latest book. It’s not his fault that he made it so easy. And it’s not like we don’t like his work. Maybe it’s the part where he says stuff like: Women of Yale, listen up: What most disappoints Wolfe about […]

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Not A Job for Autodidacts

February 22nd, 2005 · Comments Off

So it’s all night with the thunder. Finally, sleep, and then the parrots started going crazy. We estimate there are over one hundred parrots screaming and terrorizing the neighborhood. Apparently, they’re going to keep doing this until it stops raining and trees regain appropriate leaf cover. The husband thinks it’s time to make little parrots […]

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Eventually, We’re Going To Stop Giving It Away For Free

February 21st, 2005 · 2 Comments

Before we get started, we must say, again, that while many ills can be laid at Harlequin’s feet (and we can detail them, if provoked), ripped bodices are not on the list. We reiterate our plea to journalists everywhere: drop the cliches. They make you look like hack writers. Try to come up with something […]

File Under: Publishers and Editors

We Can’t Begin…

February 20th, 2005 · 2 Comments

No really, we can’t. No details, no specifics, no explanation. We can only remember that English is that most imprecise of languages. Also, that HST greatly influenced the Booksquare household. Author Hunter S. Thompson Kills Himself Here’s the direct link to David Thayer’s tribute to HST. We like his comments about Thompson writing as if […]

File Under: Square Pegs

Sarah Gets Her Poll Up

February 19th, 2005 · Comments Off

Phase Three of the genre fiction advances, etc. information collection project is in full swing as Sarah Weinman posts her survey for crime and mystery authors. Names not required, confidentiality respected. Would you like to take a survey?

File Under: Square Pegs

Catching Up on Reading Blogs

February 19th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Yesterday, we spent time catching up on favorite blogs. Of course, catching up involves a lot of cruising from site to site, following interesting links. Then following more links. And then wandering lost in the wilderness for a few days. Yes, this means that we didn’t so much catch-up as misplace our purpose somewhere around […]

File Under: Agents