A short one today. I have been laboring under an onerous freelance deadline the last few days and my NaNo-ing has suffered as a consequence. I'm currently 3000 words under par. Not the worst behind I've been--this is something that I can easily make up in a week. That said I should be banking words … Continue reading The Distraction of Shiny Things
I'm participating in NaNoWriMo this year. For those of you not familiar, NaNoWriMo is shorthand for National Novel Writing Month--an annual collective write-in, competition-slash-love-fest that comes along each November. The goal, for those who participate, is to write a novel in one month. More precisely, 50,000 words in 30 days. This is not my first … Continue reading Going NaNo!
In the years of my early adolescence, the early-to-mid 70's, I wasn't nearly sophisticated enough to know many of the categories and sub-categories of popular music. I didn't know from prog-rock or art-rock or glam-rock or jazz fusion. I did know what I liked and what I didn't like, though I'd be hard pressed to … Continue reading My Life With Steely Dan
So I just set up my Patreon account. I've been hearing about Patreon for a long time, mostly from podcasters I follow, but some writers I respect as well. Whenever I considered joining myself, I would look at those creators and come down with a virulent case of imposter syndrome. But the thought kept dogging … Continue reading Now I’m On Patreon!
So I'm guest posting like mad these days. Most recently, I had the pleasure of participating in a month-long celebration of cinematic-badness, hosted by local fantasy writer Jennifer Allis Provost. Read my meditation on The Omega Man, then check out the rest of her blog! Buy it now on Amazon!
My writer friend Remy Flagg digs comics. So do I. Remy's publishing a trilogy of kick-ass superhero novels called The Children of Nostradamus. To help him commemorate the release of the second installment, Night Shadows, I have contributed a guest blog entry on Remy's site about some of my favorite extended comic book arcs. Check out … Continue reading Guess Who’s Guest Blogging!
It's been the better part of two months since I hit the button to make this blog go live. Actually, I set this page up about a year ago, after hearing over and over again that a writer absolutely has to have a blog these days. And since I'd started picking up some freelance work, I wanted … Continue reading Getting Meta With Memoir