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!
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!
Yesterday I saw Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first of what I understand will be a series of standalone spinoffs from the Main Saga. And the first thing I have to say is this: After I saw The Force Awakens, I suspected this, though I knew it could just be a fluke. But … Continue reading Rogue One–Thoughts on the Film and the Era of Post-Lucas Star Wars
2016--you're fired. This year has already robbed us of too many icons--Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Mohammed Ali. It was also a year that robbed us of a dignified presidency and in which I had my own close brush with mortality. Enough already. But Carrie Fisher? Really? Princess Leia? This one hurts. Now, I'm hardly thin-skinned about celebrity deaths. … Continue reading One Nerd-Boy’s Appreciation of Carrie Fisher