Cat drawing! We did not make Pete stew.
This is one of the images I used in Scragamuffin, the chapbook I released as October’s exclusive Patreon reward. I thought it might be fun to release the pictures with the photos that inspired them.
This was a very difficult photo to draw from because of the low resolution. It took me a while to get the image to look like *Pete* and I think it still has an element of “generic cat” to it. Drawing the crockpot was ironically much easier, and kind of fun, even though I usually prefer to draw living things.
Cat drawing! Somehow the “hugging the couch while I nap” cat pose always makes me laugh.
My novella, January Fifteenth, has been out in the world for three months now! It’s continued to get good attention. Thank you, everyone, who has read it!
It’s been a bit since this came out, but I wanted to share a guest post I did for John Scalzi’s blog series “The Big Idea” where I got the opportunity to talk about how this book came into being and explore some of the questions I was pondering as I wrote.
Here’s a snippet:
Sometimes, when we ask what looks like a single question, we’re actually asking dozens or hundreds or thousands.
What would it be like if the United States of America had Universal Basic Income?
Tens of thousands of questions.
What kind of Universal Basic Income? How would it come about? How would it be regulated? Dispersed? Who determines eligibility? Who determines amount? Are there restrictions for felons? Does it come along with other social services or replace those systems entirely? Is there a trial run? How long will it last? Can it be canceled? What institutional forces might try to influence the project or hijack it for themselves?
Of course, I could never comprehensively cover everything in one book–but hopefully I struck some compelling notes. 😀
Anyway, you can read more of my thoughts on John Scalzi’s blog, along with the rest of his excellent content.
If you’re interested in reading more of my thoughts on the book, you can find more January Fifteenth thoughts here or visit my website. To purchase a copy of January Fifteenth, visit any of the links below.
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