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Find me around the internet

I’m finally getting some energy back after a few wild months of moving, changing jobs, and just generally throwing my entire life into the air to see where the pieces would land. I’m proud of myself for keeping Astra Nullius going with no interruptions despite the madness, and now that I have more energy it’s time…

WHOOPS

So I did something really dumb, and accidentally lost access to the domain name I had been using. Now demetriaspinrad.com is temporarily unavailable for purchase, and might not be released for up to 120 days. WHOOPS. My bad. Sometimes you learn a valuable lesson about domain name registrars the hard way. The bad news: A…

What I’ve been up to

I’m still slogging gamely through manuscript edits, working on draft 3 of ?????. I’m also planning a wedding long-distance, working in a job with a heavy focus on content creation, and picking up a new martial art. So content here will be light for the immediate future. If you just can’t get enough of works written by…

Down the novel-hole

Hey, remember when I said I wrote two novels last year, and they were both big old messes? I’m diving into the rewrite of Novel #1, and that means I’m taking a step back from social media. I’ll be putting up some pictures from my nerdy adventures (it’s con season!), but other than that, posting…

BUY ALL THESE THINGS

Isaac just finished making his store for the History of Japan Podcast, so you can plaster your life with logos for the show. Go buy everything! Full disclosure: the History of Japan Podcast is recorded about three feet from where I am sitting right now by my gentleman friend, Isaac Meyer. I recorded a guest…

Crispy fried

I have written 100,000 words of fiction since January 1st. Don’t start with the congratulations yet, though. They’re not great words. They’re first draft words, and one draft isn’t even finished yet (yes, I jumped into the second project less than 24 hours after finishing the first, this was not a wise decision). To meet the goals I set…

Life happens

I’m 35,000 words deep into an unexpected fiction project. I decided to set a challenge for myself by trying out a mix of genres I didn’t get much of a chance to work with in school: romance, action, and high fantasy. They’re all fun to write, and I’m having a tremendously good time playing with them. The good news is that I…

Podcasting

I recorded an episode for Isaac’s podcast. Now the world knows his secret: he really likes Star Wars. PS: There are at least 5 different systems of Japanese romanization, all of which mark vowel sounds differently. I didn’t learn that until I had finished recording, whoops. Please don’t use this episode as a pronunciation guide.