173rd Time Lucky?

Kage Baker never gave up on anything she wanted to do. Sometimes success took her years, sometimes she even failed – but give up? Never. It wasn’t in her.I really don’t think she knew how to surrender.

My connection to Word Press has been difficult to achieve and impossible to maintain today. I made it in to get these few lines done through some backwards and sideways routes. I am saving at the end of every line. And I keep getting kicked out.

But, inspired by Kage’s determination – which lasted over 20 years on some projects, like Glasswax – I have kept on at it. If she could search the Interwebs for months for antique ice cream molds (And she could. And she did. And she found them.) then I can at least stay on this damned site long enough to tell you all that I am not going to mnage much of an entry today.

What is causing this? Not me, I don’t think. It’s true I have had do some fancy psychoanalysis on the computer system lately, to convince it could actually see a few of its limbs – but everything works now. Besides, the errors I was experiencing were more the gross TIA sort: the CPU wouldn’t admit it saw the printer, the CD drive kept popping open and shut. Both problems turned out to be caused by a cat in the system, and once I had cleaned up, vacuumed, re-attached and hidden from her paws the interesing dangling wires that she’d disconnected in the first place – voila, all was well.

I think she was trying to take photocopies of her black velvet butt.

No, this is some system problem of Word Press’s. A pox on them! I have finally gotten this far, to scrawl a desperate message on this electronic wall to you, Dear Readers – now I am going to go write about Mars and read my new China Meiville novel. Reading and writing still work!

About Kate

I am Kage Baker's sister. Kage was/is a well-known science fiction writer, who died on January 31, 2010. She told me to keep her work going - I'm doing that. This blog will document the process.
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