September 24th, 2006


Time for a Poll

Poll #829013 Did Osama bin Laden die of typhoid in Pakistan?

What do you think?

No, because he will only die if we kill him. Like Dracula.
No, because it's not close enough to the midterm elections yet.
No, because it's based on Saudi intelligence and that's an oxymoron.
No, because it was reported in a French magazine and they don't shower or shave their armpits.

I Was Told I Should Talk More About My Writing

I've been working on it since early June, and now, finally, as of today, the initial draft of In the Shadow of the Axe is finished.

I say initial draft instead of first draft because in this age of word processing, I don't think there are any real first drafts anymore, the way there were with typewriters. Because we can constantly go back to alter, edit and revise things on-screen as we're writing, draft numbers tend to roll into each other and become meaningless. So now I use the term initial draft to mean finally reaching the end of the story for the first time. It may seem like splitting hairs, but for some reason it works for me.

I know you don't know what In the Shadow of the Axe is yet.

You will.