Linda Nagata: the blog at Hahví.net

Archive for May, 2008

Be Lazy: Get Hacked

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Like most people, I put off upgrading WordPress until forced to — usually by a hacking exploit which is what happened this time. I cleaned out the database and everything looks okay, but in this world you never know. It could happen again in the next few minutes.

That’s an hour and a half that could have been devoted to writing, gone.


Yep, Still Here

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Thanks to Khaled for the nudge. In a recent comment to my last post — made almost a year ago — he asks if I am still writing. Fair question and well-timed. I have not done nearly as much as I would like over the past year — some story development for a potential docu-drama and more work on my fantasy novel “The Wild.” Frankly, I find it hard to work at a computer all day, and then come home and … work at a computer — while being creative at the same time.

But just in the past few days, all this has changed. The situation at work is such that I have finally been able to go part-time again — and that makes me so much more productive as a writer. Currently I’m working to finish a couple of long-delayed projects, before starting development work on a new novel. There may also be some contract work in the pipeline — the docu-drama project seems poised to move on to phase 2.

So that’s where things stand now. Once again, I will endeavor to keep up with this blog — (more time now! more things to say!) — but if I fall behind, feel free to give me a nudge.

Thanks Khaled!