So this weekend I hunkered down and got some writing done.
I know right?! Crazy shit. Like, I had a goal and I sat down and accomplished it. I’m pretty pleased about that. Now I’m planning on sending out the one completed story to folk who wanna help me workshop it before I submit it to Clarion West (oh yeah, any blog-following peeps wanna read an eighteen hundred or-so word story and say stuff about how it could be less terrible? Volunteer below!)
I also went for a quick dip at the beach, saw my baby niece, had certain of my hair follicles blasted into oblivion with a giant laser, watched a bunch of Elementary and drank a lot of tea. It was pretty sweet.
In between all this writing and life, I managed to get a bunch of stuff read. Here’s the best of it!
The science-y types ones: This banded wild Albatross (whose reached the ripe old age of 62!) has hatched it’s 35th chick (via io9). From Scientific American, this is all about the intelligence of dogs and how we can learn more about the smarts possessed by our best canine friends. This article tells us all about how clean energy sources are now becoming cheaper in Australia than traditional polluting sources of power. From Nat Geo, scientists reveal their findings from lakes deep beneath the Antarctic ice.
And here’s some assorted bits: From Wtop, this piece is about injured and disabled veterans using yoga to aid in their recovery. This article from AP.org is about the amazing work done to save ancient manuscripts from invaders bent on destruction in Timbuktu, Mali. Here’s great bit of writing from Molly Crabapple in Vice on being an ‘at risk’ kid. Finally, enjoy a blog post from Hugh Howey on being a ‘legitimate’ writer.
Read any good shit this week? Wanna read some of my shit? Let me know below!