February Word Challenge: Day 6

February Word Challenge: Day 6
Day 5 flew by (shopping and then the Super Bowl) and right after I got home, I crashed and burned. My wife is sick right now, and I think my body is fighting it off as well. This means my energy reserves are low, so my time slotted for doing this yesterday was spent getting ...

February Word Challenge: Day 4

February Word Challenge: Day 4
What happened to day 3?!?! Well, the Day Job was SUPER busy, and I had to work on another large project at lunch and during the evening. The next thing I knew, it was the 4th. Things happen. No need to beat myself up for missing a day. On with day #4! See here for ...

February Word Challenge: Day 2

February Word Challenge: Day 2
See here for my intro to what I’m doing this month. Check the bottom of the post for links to other people that are participating on their own blogs. Five Random Words: approbation rinses mooching parody iterations Free Association: Weird Al Yankovic funny humorous Prince not allowed denied forbidden fruit apple apple of my eye ...

February Word Challenge: Day 1

February Word Challenge: Day 1
See here for my intro to what I’m doing this month. Check the bottom of the post for links to other people that are participating on their own blogs. Five Random Words: crossbeams accomplishments rings performer horror Free Association: brass circus trapeze clown car phone booth Superman Batman The Joker Harley Quinn Suicide Squad comic books ...

February Word Challenge

February Word Challenge
A good number of years ago, I challenged myself to write a scene every day for a month. I think I chose November because I wanted to do this challenge instead of NaNoWriMo for that year. This was also on another blog which is now defunct and long gone. I’m not even sure there’s an ...

2016 Recap and 2017 Goals

2016 Recap and 2017 Goals
Here goes! 2016 Recap What a year. I’m keeping this about me (my blog, after all), not politics, celebrity losses, crazy out in the world, or anything else. Just the highlights, though. I’m sure I’m leaving out some stuff here, but I’m just hitting the high points here…. January: Started writing a short story a ...

Edits Done!

Edits Done!
My most recent (which wasn’t really all that recent) post, I lamented about being nervous about my first experiences getting a novel edited. I shouldn’t have been. Everything went great! There’s an obvious fact that I couldn’t quite conceptualize: A good editor wants me to succeed as much as I do. … and I had a great ...

Nervous About Edits

Nervous About Edits
I received an email from my publisher, WordFire Press, on October 25th asking for the “current final manuscript” of Griffin’s Feather. They’d assigned an editor to the project, and were ready to move forward with the publishing process. Instead of being elated or excited, my main emotion was nerves. Loads of nerves. So serious, I ...

MileHiCon 48

MileHiCon 48
This is a bit last minute, but I’m finally stealing the time from something else to invite you to come out to MileHiCon 48. I’ll be there. Come say hi! Here’s my schedule: Friday 9 PM: Writer Meetup at the Bar Pikes Peak Writers volunteers will be there (with deelie-boppers on!) to host a get-together for ...

RIP Strigidae Publishing

RIP Strigidae Publishing
I announced my first novel-length publication contract back in April of this year. The contract was with Strigidae Publishing, and I’m sad to say that this is their last day of being in business. Yeah. They’re closing their doors. It’s because of some health problems with one of the lead folks. I know the details. ...