Monthly Archives: November 2010

Thanksgiving Thoughts 2010

It’s been a great year since last Thanksgiving. Sold three stories to Analog Science Fiction & Fact, got some interest in a novel project from a terrific publisher, and had a heck of a break-in splash in the form of … Continue reading

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When total strangers say thank you

Today was an unusual weekday drill day for me in the Army Reserve. Ordinarily it is just one weekend a month, but occasionally there are times when you gotta put in more than just a Saturday and a Sunday. On … Continue reading

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Pressing the reset button

It’s after 2 AM and I am about to head to bed. My wife gets home from Denver tomorrow, and life can resume its normal schedule. Overall, this past week wasn’t anything like I hoped it would be. Then again, … Continue reading

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Buried by details, plus a software rant against Windows 7

It’s been a revelation this week, with my wife being gone. This is her second away trip for the year, and even though it’s not two weeks like the one she took this summer, somehow this time it’s having a … Continue reading

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35,000 words in 7 days

I dropped my wife off at the airport today. She’s headed to Denver to see her brother for the first time in ages, spend the week in a nice hotel sharing a room with a very old and very close … Continue reading

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Code of the Gentleman

There has been a bit of conversation in recent days, about the unfortunate behavior of certain members of the male gender at science fiction and fantasy conventions. I won’t name names, mostly because I don’t know names, and I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Got my third contract from Dell Magazines today

I’ve said it before in other forums today: had someone walked up to me on November 4, 2009, and told me that by November 4, 2010, I’d not only be a Writers of the Future author, but a three-time selling … Continue reading

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Emancipated Worlds Saga: Eyecandy

A little something I thought I’d post, from the worldbuilding files. Click to enlarge. Chapter 5 now due out Thursday, with Chapter 6 on Friday or Saturday. Next week, sanity — and a regular schedule for the chapters — resumes.

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Daft Punk + TRON Legacy = Absolute. Total. Awesome.

In case I haven’t made myself clear on this: Daft Punk + TRON Legacy = Absolute. Total. Awesome! 27 years. That’s how long I’ve waited for this sequel to my beloved TRON. Holy frak, does this teaser material excite the … Continue reading

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Emancipated Worlds Saga: Chapter 4

CHAPTER 4 The flight operations deck of the EWW Opportunity was vast. Sandy found herself momentarily mesmerized by the sheer size of the space as she slowly walked down the steep steps that led out of the side of the … Continue reading

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