Category Archives: Excuses

Blog entries about not writing

Saturday, In A Cloud

Kage Baker liked grey Saturdays. Like so many people, she loved the excuse to sleep late on a morning when you basically can’t tell it is morning. She liked lolling about in her sweats, hair barely confined in a Gordian … Continue reading

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Autumn Flames

Kage Baker was a fire-chaser. A rather timid one – she’d jump up and crane out the window when fire engines sounded in the streets, complaining if she couldn’t see where they were going. If they came to a stop … Continue reading

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Not Today

Kage Baker is not with me today. No faintest hint of her – not though I crank up her favourite music, or stare desperately through all the palantiri on the desktop. I think she’s out roaming the October hills. There’s … Continue reading

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Honor The Cows But Watch Your Step

Kage Baker didn’t like going to the doctor’s. She wasn’t especially scared by the appurtenances of the medical art. She was just very uncomfortable being partially dressed. She always complained that she didn’t know what to do with her underwear. … Continue reading

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Honor The Cows But Watch Your Step

Kage Baker didn’t like going to the doctor’s. She wasn’t especially scared by the appurtenances of the medical art. She was just very uncomfortable being partially dressed. She always complained that she didn’t know what to do with her underwear. … Continue reading

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It’s Sunday!

Kage Baker was, alas, given to migraines. A daily dose of feverfew kept them a baty, but nothing klee[ps prevents them entirely. Or all the time. And qwhen they hit, there is nothing for it but to go to bed. … Continue reading

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Side Tracks & Recreations

Kage Baker was an artist as well as a writer. She painted in water colours and inks, often illuminating manuscript pages – sometimes her own, sometimes poems and songs that caught her fancy. It was something she did for fun, … Continue reading

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Five and Forty Ways. Approximately.

Kage Baker loved to write – except when she didn’t. She said the only way to be a writer was to sit still and freaking write -except when you couldn’t. She laid a geas upon me to write very single … Continue reading

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