March 1st, 2005


It's all about the ergonomics

I'm getting antsy, waiting for my new laptop to arrive. Our desktop machine is just not ergonomic for me. The monitor's too high. If the seat is adjusted such that I'm comfortable, I crane my neck having to peer up at it. If I raise the seat high enough so I'm at a good eye level, my feet are off the floor and my back hurts. It is simply a wretched working setup. It's great for Matthew, but he's got seven inches of height on me--eight when he doesn't slouch.

Want my laptop now, dammit. I see from the order summary that it might be another week before it arrives. Crap.

Writing Stuff

Received a 20-day "passing on this" from Chizine and the proofs of "The Life and Times of Penguin" (slated for issue #18 of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine) from my editor, benpayne.

Going to see about sending out a few more queries + 3 to publishers for my middle-grade book today.

Giving up on the Egyptian mythos research for now. Returning to the tried and true: Chinese folktales.

Words: 100. Rattled off just to get them out. I'm under no delusions they were any good.

Club 100 For Writers
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The Commonly Confused Words Test

I am procrastinating, ergo I took The Commonly Confused Words Test that I've seen floating around. My score:

You scored 100% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 61% Expert!

You have an extremly good understanding of beginner, intermediate, and advanced level commonly confused English words, getting at least 75% of each of these three levels's questions correct. This is an exceptional score. Remember, these are commonly confused English words, which means most people don't use them properly. You got an extremely respectable score.

Ironically, the quiz creator spelled "extremely" incorrectly.
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