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 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!
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