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November 2016

Nervous About Edits

2016-11-03T15:38:48-06:00November 3rd, 2016|Editors, Modern Mythology, Personal, WordFire Press|

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 [...]

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October 2016

MileHiCon 48

2016-10-25T17:02:44-06:00October 25th, 2016|Conferences, Mile Hi Con, Pikes Peak Writers, Presentations|

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!) [...]

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September 2016

RIP Strigidae Publishing

2016-09-30T11:49:05-06:00September 30th, 2016|Publications, Warmaiden|

Strigidae Publishing Logo 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 [...]

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Overdue WorldCon Report and Publishing Announcement

2016-09-13T17:04:31-06:00September 13th, 2016|Modern Mythology, Novels, Publications, WordFire Press, WorldCon|

So.... WorldCon was over three weeks ago, and I'm just now getting around to this. Most things are a hazy memory at this point, so this'll probably be the world's shortest WorldCon wrap-up report. The drive from Colorado to Kansas City was long and interesting. We got a little lost at one [...]

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May 2016

Mental Disorders in the Creative Mind

2016-05-05T13:28:57-06:00May 5th, 2016|Inspiration, Personal|

There have been a great number of studies in the creative mind and how it relates to mood instability, erratic behavior, and general mental disorders. This is not such a study. Everything here is anecdotal from a personal standpoint, not scientific. Keep that in mind as you peruse my words. [...]

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April 2016

Novel Publication Contract for Warmaiden

2016-04-19T15:16:28-06:00April 19th, 2016|CSFWG, Pikes Peak Writers, Publications, Warmaiden, Warmistress, Warmother|

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 [...]

What Have I Done?

2016-04-01T16:01:14-06:00April 1st, 2016|Marketing, Publications, Short Stories, Social Networking|

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 [...]

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January 2016

Thirty Years Gone By

2016-03-10T12:39:16-07:00January 28th, 2016|Personal|

"Challenger flight 51-l crew" by NASA - NASA Human Space Flight Gallery. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Challenger_flight_51-l_crew.jpg#/media/File:Challenger_flight_51-l_crew.jpg 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 [...]

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SMART Goals

2016-01-05T14:57:59-07:00January 5th, 2016|Personal, Short Stories|

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 [...]

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December 2015

My Ghost of Christmas Past

2015-12-24T13:51:38-07:00December 24th, 2015|Personal|

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 [...]

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