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CJ Carter
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Lived in Albuquerque, NM
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I’ve written a new novel that will be published soon. Exactly when is to be determined, but the target is the end of May 2014. I think fans of The Connor Wars will really enjoy it (especially fans of a certain cyborg who needs no introduction).
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Stuck in the tedium of novel editing (that is, editing my in-progress novel, not editing in a new and exciting way). In the draft being updated, I've used nearly half of a Pilot V5 pen's supply of red ink. And that's just the typos and grammar. (After my CTS/RSI issues about 10 years ago, combined with whatever mishigas happened to my brain during my last sleep-depriving stint as an art manager, my typing accuracy and word usings have been for shite.)

I really need to start thinking about getting a new laptop...my 6-ish year-old HP just ain't keeping up even with wordprocessing (thank goodness the desktop is just a year old).
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The release of Disney’s Frozen on DVD and Blu-ray gave me the opportunity to see if my initial impression of the story held (multiple viewings are good like that). While the movie does make me smile, there are some quibbles I have that linger. 
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Creatives are often asked the same sorts of questions. Some are ephemeral, some are practical, some are environmental, and so forth. For me, perhaps one of the dodgiest is one of the most common: what do you listen to when you create?
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It's red pen time for the Android Me second draft. Ordered more red pens...just in case.
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It seems that whenever I’m working on a novel, my ability to manage anything else in my life just goes kablooey. It’s a pity I don’t get paid for that kablooey thing because I’m really good at it. It also 
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When I was ramping up to do Lapsed Vigilance, one of the subjects for a fair amount of testing centered around what ink to use. During that time I found an ink that I not only used for the project, but has become my standard black for everyday dip pen use...
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Oh blessed procrastination. You are an author's salve.
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It's always a joy when a novel's draft is done. For me, that is. For the readers it's...no, I can't even imagine it. Weep for them.

FYI: 2nd draft. 130k words. SF.
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Writer, Artist, and...well, stuff
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    Writer, Artist, The Computer Guy (semi-retired), Art Dept. Mgr, present
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I commit random and sometimes senseless acts of art and writing.
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Though now a writer and artist, I've worked in many fields, including: satellite/space systems programmer, art department manager, convenience store drone, and many things in between. I love learning and sharing what I know. And I'm a bit of a humorist (or smart-ass....it sort of depends on whether you laugh or not).

I also use ellipses much more than I should. But if such a little thing gives you joy, I say go with it.

If you like to read science fiction, please check out my latest novel, Que Sera Serees, either on its official web page or over on Amazon.

You can go to my About page on TIB for some other info.
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Active member in International Society of Scratchboard Artists
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  • University of Maryland, College Park
    General Studies (CompSci., Psych)
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