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“You gotta have a plan”

As Earl said in Tremors: “You gotta have a plan.” I’ve got a lot of book projects in progress right now, so I thought I’d update everyone on what’s in the pipeline and the status of each project, as well as what my work schedule for the various books is right now. This is my plan, […]

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Great Fun! Audio Interview Now Available Online

I had a great time Thursday night with the Deadly Reads people live online.  The audio is now available in the archive. It’s long, so you might want to listen while you do other things. Or just pour yourself a beverage, settle in and listen.  🙂 Stay Up Late Ainy Rainwater on Deadly Reads Radio.

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Tonight! Live Interview!

Reminder: This Thursday, April 28th, I’ll be doing a live online interview with Deadly Reads on Blog Talk Radio at 9 pm, CDT. Call in number: (646) 668-2716. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/journeyintothenight/2016/04/29/stay-up-late-with-sci-fi-author-ainy-rainwater (If you can’t join us, the interview will be available later online to play at your leisure.)

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If Wishes Were Spaceships! Released today!

Today! If Wishes Were Spaceships is released today! If you pre-ordered the ebook, then it’s already in your pocket. If you didn’t pre-order, grab your copy today! I’ve been doing little posts here about various aspects of the book, but today I have a guest post on author Mary Robinette Kowal’s blog, part of her My Favorite Bit series […]

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If Wishes Were Spaceships: Tech Between the Lines

If Wishes Were Spaceships looks like a fairly simple science fiction story, but for those readers who want something to think about, there’s a subtext in the book about our relationship with technology. We all use technology, but most of us do not have an in-depth knowledge of every piece of tech we use. We […]

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If Wishes Were Spaceships: The Carnivorous Plants

In the future postulated in my upcoming book, If Wishes Were Spaceships, carnivorous plants are presumed extinct, yet someone has resurrected them (probably from tissue samples). We hear a lot of GMOs these days, but genetic alteration of plants in labs is not a new thing. Plant breeders have been doing it to flowers for ages. […]

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New Year, New Resources for Writers (and Everyone)

I’ve recently discovered and started to use a couple of nice online resources, which I’m pleased with. They’ll come in handy in the New Year, both for writing and for handling pesky New Year’s Resolutions. Both have organizational tools, and a creative flair to them which I like — and I think others might like […]

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Post-NaNoWriMo Summary 2015

This was my fourth year to do NaNoWriMo, and though every year is different, this year was more different than others. I completed the rough draft in 20 days (though fast, not unusual for me), but writing it was unusually difficult. I’m not sure I can accurately evaluate how good the draft is right now […]

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Do It Anyway

This is a rare cross-post from my Mighty Microblog. If you want to follow my progress this month, or get words of encouragement for your own writing project, you can follow me there. So, there’s a lot of bad stuff going on. And I posted here about why I might not be able to NaNoWriMo because […]

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Bracing For Impact

I’ve made mention a number of places online that I don’t know if I can do NaNoWriMo this year, and will probably not make a final decision until after Nov 1st. This has been generally misunderstood. I’m a NaNo veteran. I’ve won it in 3 weeks every time. The word count is no problem. When […]

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