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Martha Wells

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It looks like some of the biggest fires are finally under control, and the fire map looks better this morning: There's a slight chance of rain on Friday, but I'm not holding my breath. They've said the drought is probably going to continue through next spring.

I may have jury duty tomorrow, bleh. I woke up at 2:00 am congested, and couldn't get back to sleep, so I don't know how productive this day is going to be.

Someone on Google+ had asked me a couple of questions:

If you care to answer, how has it changed your life, getting published? Being an author is full-time for you?

My first novel was published in 1993, but I didn't become a full-time author until 2004. That's 18 years as a professional author, 7 years as a full-time professional author. I had my career crash in 2006, so 2004 was a very bad time for me to go full-time. But a friend had just passed away of cancer, and I realized my day-job situation had gone from unpleasant to toxic and borderline abusive, and I decided that life was too short to wait for better times.

It changed my life in that it made my paychecks extremely irregular and makes me prey to all sorts of anxiety and insecurity, but I don't want to do anything else.

Speaking of which, the friends of writer Ed Bryant are asking for donations for his health care and so he can keep his house. The long-term plan is for Ed to sell the house and move into managed housing, but for the moment, he needs help to keep it. This is one of those situations where if a lot of people give a small amount, $5.00 even, you could really help a lot. There's a paypal donation button at the bottom of the site.

CoolVibe has some neat Stargate art

Courtney Schafer was on Suvudu: Booked!


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