A Truant Disposition

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My Patreon is now live!

My Patreon is now live! I’ve got two public posts up. This month and next it’ll be double everything, without double cost! (It’s mthly not per thing.) Three tiers, low entry level, lots of fiction! Rewards, starting tomorrow! 🤩🚀 https://www.patreon.com/AinyRainwater/ Everything you need to know about my Patreon is right there on the page. Additionally, […]

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About Patreon

Next week my Patreon goes live and there’s still people who don’t know about Patreon, or mistake it for something else. Patreon is generally lumped in with “crowdfunding” in popular media which kind of makes me cringe because the difference between what the Patreon platform enables creators to do and other crowdfunding sites is like […]

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Lots of Big New Things are Coming!

Change is in the air! This month I’ll be filling out my Patreon page as a creator, not just a subscriber. It’s under review. It’ll go live after the review and after I set up posts in all the tiers, as well as public posts. Right now all my tiers are low, so anyone can afford […]

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100 Days of Characters

I just finished a challenge to create a new character every day for a hundred days. I’d started to do something different for a 100 day challenge, but chatting with my online writing group about what writers could do for the challenge I joked that I’d could populate a town with 100 characters and thus […]

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One Paragraph About Suicide

In the wake of the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain this week there has been a tremendous number of posts encouraging people to seek help if they’re having trouble coping with life. Though this was prompted by celebrity deaths, people are dying, without such fanfare and outcry, every damn day. Statistics show that […]

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Upcoming imaginary events

I have imaginary events on the family calendar I share with my husband. (It delights him as much as it does me, so yes, a match made in heaven.) Sometimes I’ll note a date in fiction, usually books, but occasionally movies, and put it on my calendar. I like the sort of thrill I get […]

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Distribution of Gymshoes Music

Just a quick note here to let you know about changes to distribution of my music, for those who haven’t heard already elsewhere. Distribution of Gymshoes music to online stores will end in March.  For more info about this and what may happen next, you can click through that link to the post on my […]

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This Year Will Be Different

Last year was not a good year and I had no control over all the bad things that happened. I’m an optimist. Although it’s not impossible for 2018 to be as bad as 2017, I choose to believe otherwise. That choice may seem lame (particularly to pessimists) but it’s important because how I think about […]

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​Trash and trains: thoughts on metaphor

Recently my social network feeds were filled with posts about the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). One metaphor in particular struck me, partly because so many people were using the same language: “a dumpster fire”. That got me thinking about metaphors for “a disaster”. I’d heard “dumpster fire” before, but […]

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A Rainy Afternoon Reading

It was a dark and stormy night…no, wait, make that afternoon. As some of you may know, the entire Greater Houston area has gotten a surfeit of rain this spring, and the storm gods did not take a day off Sunday when Mary Robinette Kowal and Marie Brennan were in town to do a reading […]

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