What’s up Wednesday: This Space for Rent

Well, it’s Wednesday, and I’ve been busy posting nano spotlights and eight-sentence snippets on the blog all week, so what else is going on in the life of Kelworth, you may ask? What’s Up Wednesday is the weekly blogfest that gets you the answers!

ROCKETBORDERWhat I’m reading:

Still in the middle of the audio-book version of “Heechee Rendezvous” on my iPhone, and loving the science fiction business dealing of it. Started another library ebook on my new tablet, “Engaging the Enemy” by Elizabeth Moon, number three in the great Vatta’s War series. Also did some shuffling of ebooks, trying to get things organized so that all of my pocketable gadgets have one good book (or a few good books) that I haven’t already read cued up and ready to go, so that I don’t need to stare at the library list and go ‘Duh…’ if I’ve got my Palm TX and a few minutes to read on it. In connection with this, I’ve started reading “Jumper Cable”, out of the epic Xanth romps.

What I’m writing:

Not much. Finishing Steampunk Roswell 51 took some of my creative steam. I did get some good revision done on “Return to Civilization”; the new draft is out to the critters.org readers today, so hopefully I’ll be getting some good feedback on it. Also done a little prep-work for a new Nano idea involving an alien love triangle, and an Earthling city on an alien planet facing a threat of eviction.

What inspires me right now:

Wrimo gatherings! There were actually four of us at the Evensies write-in this weekend, and RSVPs are coming in for the Hamilton kick-off party next Sunday. Also, ‘Castle’ playing around with the notion of time travel. 🙂

What else I’ve been up to:

Trying to find time to practice drawing, like copying a preacher in perspective after Charles White. Doing critiques for Team Ambitious. Still reading slushpile for James Gunn’s Ad Astra. Working on ML stuff, like rounding up Nano swag I can give away as prizes, and delving into the ancient lore of assembling hipster PDAs.

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7 Responses to What’s up Wednesday: This Space for Rent

  1. Colin says:

    Palm is still in business and making PDAs–or something like their old PDAs? Call me out-of-touch, but I thought Smart Phones had killed those off! Well, you learn something new every day. 🙂 So, what’s the advantage of a Palm over a Smart Phone?

    Have a great reading/writing week, Chris! 🙂


    • No, the Palm PDAs are “obsolete” gadgets, no longer being made. I’m a big gadget collector, and I do have two “Smart Phones” – an iPhone 4 and an android LG Eclypse.

      The main advantages of a Palm over a Smart Phone are the database management programs and the freeware games, many of which I haven’t found a match for in Itunes or Google Play’s app store. (Itunes only has one decent database manager app that I’ve found, HandBase, and the Iphone version is still clunky.) The Palm TX is also about as good as a Smart Phone for playing music or audiobooks, and decent as a video player or ebook reader.


  2. Miss Cole says:

    Your NaNo idea sounds pretty unique. Best of luck with it and all your other projects.

    It’s amazing how fast technology becomes utterly obsolete. Remember pagers? Woooow.

    Have an awesome week 😀


  3. kate scott says:

    Good luck with NaNo and with your writing/reading until then too.


  4. Kim says:

    Wrimo gatherings! How exciting. I’m hoping to go to some in my area but I work during most of them 😦


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