|| I'm not going to lie, 2020 was a really hard year for pretty much everyone. I was fortunate enough to have my day job shift to telework, but it still took a huge toll on my creativity. I struggled to write, especially when it came to new writing, as opposed to editing. That being … Continue reading New Year, Who Dis?
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Oh, No, Not Again: Occam’s .44
|| Another year down, another Fark Fiction Anthology available for your purchase on Amazon! I was once again honored to be one of the volunteer editors for our annual effort to highlight the Fark Community's writing skills, this year titled Oh, No, Not Again. I'm extremely proud of it, and also happy that … Continue reading Oh, No, Not Again: Occam’s .44
|| I started November with a decent plan for NaNoWriMo that allowed for a 25k personal goal, with the easy addition of an extra 25k as a stretch goal. I wrote a novella a couple years ago that was begging to be at least a trilogy, with each volume needing to be right around 25k … Continue reading 645
2018 NaNoWriMo Start
|| And BAM!, just like that it’s NaNoWriMo time. I’m opting for something a little different this time around though and shan’t be doing a traditional project. Not even a little bit. Instead I’m going to focus on finishing the various short stories that I have languishing around in 70-90%. My ultimate goal will at … Continue reading 2018 NaNoWriMo Start
|| I'm happy to announce that I just finished updating my Published Works page! First off my co-author and all around fantastic human being Mark Gardner coordinating translations of Brass Automaton, so you can now read it in Spanish (El Autómata de Latón), Italian (L'automa d'ottone), AND German (Der Messingmann). How cool is that!? And, … Continue reading Writing Update
Through a Scanner Farkly
|| Well, this is a bit embarrassing, but I totally forgot to let all of you know that one of my stories was published in the 2017 Fark Fiction Anthology, Through a Scanner Farkly. My story is called "Awkward Vitae" and it's about a very British patent attorney who is a bit under-prepared in … Continue reading Through a Scanner Farkly
|| I wrote about my approach to this year's NaNoWriMo but not in terms of my actual workflow. I have been writing via a combination of Google Docs and Libre Office, and creating a new document for each chapter and or day that I write. At the end of each day I have been entering … Continue reading Crises Averted!
NaNoWriMo Growth and Goals
aka Embracing the Suck || I am once again actively doing NaNoWriMo, and having more fun with it than I have ever had before. I always seem to have more story than words, and between my work, life, and other creative interests getting ever more words to page has often been a struggle, so in … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Growth and Goals
Boeing 737: The World’s Jetliner
|| Just over 2 years ago I was at the Hood River Fly-In hosted by the Western Antique Aviation And Automobile Museum (WAAAM). I didn't just get a chance to see old friends, I learned that one of them had embarked on writing a thorough history of the 737. My friend Dan Dornseif is a … Continue reading Boeing 737: The World’s Jetliner
The Utopian Paradise of Blade Runner
|| Blade Runner, originally released in 1982, was filmed as a Dystopia set in 2019, and will soon have a sequel set, I assume, in 2049. Rolling into 2017 makes us less than two years away from experiencing it for reals. And while we certainly need to get a jump-start on the Offworld Colonies, flying … Continue reading The Utopian Paradise of Blade Runner