Novel Publication Contract for Warmaiden 3

Novel Publication Contract for Warmaiden
Wow. Where to start? Not from the beginning. That takes too long. This weekend was the 24th Pikes Peak Writers Conference. It went fantastic! I met loads of cool people. I made oodles of new friends. I attended quite a few excellent workshops. I met with editors, agents, authors, friends (new and old), and hung ...

What Have I Done?

What Have I Done?
I’ve had a Patreon account for a while. I’ve been backing a handful of worthy folks and efforts for several months. It’s been very rewarding to know that I’m supporting my fellow artists in chasing the dream. As many of you know, I’ve been hard at work on writing a short story a week for 2016. ...

Thirty Years Gone By

Thirty Years Gone By
Wow. 30 years. I was 12. One of Challenger’s SRBs burned a hole in the EFT and it exploded. This forced the space shuttle to disintegrate under sheer winds from the massive speed it had obtained during its 73 seconds of flight. All seven crew on board were killed that day. Those are the cold ...

SMART Goals

When I was a manager at a past Day Job, we had to take a 2.3 million hours worth of classes on “how to manage” and related topics. 99.99999% of the classes were absolutely worthless to me in my daily life, the Day Job, every job I’ve had since, and probably everything I ever will ...

My Ghost of Christmas Past

My Ghost of Christmas Past
For the first time in my life, I’m looking forward to Christmas. In my previous 40+ years of having Christmas happen to me, I think I’m ready to celebrate it this year. Here’s why: I’m the child of divorced parents. I don’t have any memories of my parents being married. I was too young when they ...

I Made Myself Quit Writing

I Made Myself Quit Writing
I good friend of mine works in a variety of capacities for a literary agent. One of the many hats she wears is that of a slush reader for the incoming queries. She shares inspirational (and warning) tidbits on Facebook from the slush pile without identifying the author that sent the query. Her post from today ...

Escape Artists

Rolling back the history reels to June of 2008, I received a recommendation for a good horror podcast from Hank Snider. He vastly understated the quality of the stories, narration, production value, and editing done on these stories. The podcast was PseudoPod and it had just released its 93rd episode, a story called, “The Land ...

Two New Pages

I’ve put two new pages on my web site. The first is a list (and descriptions) of all of the presentations I’ve given in the past and would like to do again in the future. The second is a list of all of that podcasts I currently listen to. Check the page on occasion to ...

Belated Worldcon Recap

Belated Worldcon Recap
The 73rd annual World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was named “Sasquan” this year and was held in Spokane, WA, USA from August 19th through the 23rd of 2015. Patrick Hester bugged me back in February to ask if I was going and if I wanted to split a hotel room with him. I put numbers ...

Professional Editor

First off, a bit of distant back story. I’ve written a trilogy that is trunked. I consider it my “practice trilogy.” It’s not going to go anywhere for so many different reasons. However, these three novels allowed me to get where I am today as a writer. A writer that can sling a great story. While ...