Wednesday, May 23, 2001

don’t like sleep. I have this negative mental image of sleep robbing me of productive hours. Hours when I could be doing things.

Last night, I didn’t get to bed until 1:30 a.m. Partially it was my attitude towards sleep, and partly it was the dreaded drug known as programming.

It’s like I told Saalon the other day; I treat coding the same way that I treat creative writing. A program that I write is my baby, and I want it to look and work its best. And when you’ve almost got a feature working just right, except for this one little mis-alignment, you tend to get obssessive.

got one little AtheOS program working at…ohhh…about 12:30 a.m. The app is named Paste (as in “wallpaper paste”), and it lets you change the background wallpaper image using a graphical interface. It had some major flaws, though, so I didn’t release it until the evening, when I’d had a chance to re-design it.

What else. I went down to a local nursery and nearly bought over $100 worth of stuff. I restrained myself and only bought one Bleeding Heart plant. I wanted some very large pots (several of my plants have overrun their containers), but even plastic ones are $40-$50. No, thanks.

I’ve been greatly enjoying the audiobook of Martin the Warrior. Great stuff, as usual for a Redwall book. Didn’t realize that this one follows Martin as a kid.

Writing Thoughts


finished “Anime Explained” tonight.

Of course, I didn’t really finish it. Nothing I’ve ever written has ever been truly finished. I could always go back and tweak the wording of a phrase here or a sentence there. But I’ve decided to stop editing it, and go forward with what I have.

And by “go forward,” I mean that it is now time for me to submit “Anime Explained” for publication. I plan to do put together a submission package tomorrow night.

It’s been a long time since I submitted anything for publication in print. The last submission would’ve been “Separated From Mother,” an SF story I wrote years ago. Wow.

I’m glad that I’m starting to submit again. This should be much more frequent than it is.

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