Jan 21, 2015
I thought I'd share it with you today.
3 Things I like:
My inspiration ladder. (Though I do need to change out the string and reorganize it for the new writing schedule) It's great to have images right there that I can look up at to give my eyes a rest while still looking at images that inspire me, writing tips, and little quotes/reminders.
The lamp. It's just a desk lamp I got at target on sale, but it's lovely, and with the addition of a blue lens that can be removed when needed, I can write while Earl's asleep (something that can be difficult in a studio).
The space on this desktop doesn't seem that big.... until you put 900 things on it and still have all that space. Don't get me wrong, you still have to organize it, but I've got three dictionaries, a thesaurus and four other writing books down in the bookshelf underneath (behind the filing cabinet), I've got a run of other reference books behind the magazine file (that holds all my tea stuff), there are two dragons, a bull dog.... and still plenty of space.
3 Things I'd change:
If I was writing at home full time, I'd get a new chair. This one is fine for sitting in, but only so long as you're able to lounge, and that means long writing binges at home are either done in a weird reclined position with my keyboard on my lap, or make my back hurt.
I need an actual mouse pad. The thing you see under my mouse currently is a notebook. It does the job... but the real thing would do it better.
Better storage for my business cards. That cardboard box set up in the corner is the box they came in, and it's the box they've stayed in - even though the thing is under half full by now.
Jan 19, 2015
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Jan 14, 2015
My short story, Safety Zone, is set in a future where colonization of the moon has happened. Let me give you a bit of history on how we got from "now" to Lunar Colony VI.
Toward the end of the twenty-first century, India, China, the United Arab Emirates, and the Democratic Republic of Congo formed an alliance with one goal: Lunar colonies from which to launch extended space travel.
China and India brought their countries' experience with aerospace engineering, the UAE provided funds with the understanding that they would be a large part of the decision making process and oversight, and the DRC - who joined the other three toward the end - came with the promise of funding, security, and additional man power.
By the mid twenty-second century, they'd created a permanent base of operation on the lunar surface and within sixty years of the first colony's completion, the subsequent colonies and their food production facilities were self sustaining with little to no need for assistance from Earth.
- The Colonies -
The original lunar colony, suffered catastrophic failure nearly three years after construction. Left in ruin, though the rubble was scavenged for parts.
After a terrorist attack from The Face, that destroyed half of the colony's environmental generators, LCIII was crippled and too expensive to repair. It is still used as a storage cache by Lunar Colonies IV and V
Opened on the thirtieth anniversary of LCI's ground breaking, the facility houses 90% of the combined colonies' biological experiments. Superstitious colonists in other colonies refer to it as the Zombielab - though there is no evidence that this name is justified.
Housing mechanical and environmental technologies divisions of the science branches, it is often referred to as the "quiet" colony.
Lunar Colony VII through XII
Current Status: Operational
The newer colonies ( 10-12) cater to tourism more than the sciences.
Jan 13, 2015
Jan 12, 2015
Or if she felt like it.