Monday, August 31, 2009

Thanks to You!: For the first time, my website has logged over 3,000 unique visitors in one month!  That’s..

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Screeching Halt: Very little writing-related activity today, or all weekend for that matter.  I’m not happ..

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Writing Holiday: Not much accomplished on the writing side today, just an hour’s worth of edits on a short..

Friday, August 28, 2009

Striving for Feeling: I saw the film Inglourious Basterds tonight, which was truly a singular experience…a..

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Revision Fevah!: There comes a time in every writer’s life when revisions are the order of the day!  When ..

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Office: Cleaned!: For the first time in probably a year, I’ve finished cleaning my home office!  What a ch..

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Productivity Ahoy: In spite of recent TechFail struggles and distractions, today turned out to be wonderfully pr..
Techfail Addendum: In my last post, I forgot to mention another Techfail event!  Yesterday, my Koss noise cancel..

Monday, August 24, 2009

Techfail Continues!: As expected, Techfail 2009 continues to plague me!  This evening, I tried to fix the proble..

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Techfail 8.09: Here we go again!  Yet another edition of Techfail has struck my world!  As regular readers of my..

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Regaining Altitude: Finally, I’m getting back up to speed on the fiction writing!  Late July and most of A..

Friday, August 21, 2009

How to Wait: Writing (and publishing) teaches you many things that can apply to other aspects of life.  For exam..

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Lawn: I broke down and mowed the lawn today, though what I really wanted to do was finish my latest short st..

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

True Blood Rocks: Just watched True Blood for the first time, and I’m loving it so far!  No wonder it̵..
August Blues: The publishing world tends to slow down in the dog days of August.  People take vacations and days..

Monday, August 17, 2009

Pleasant Surprises: Isn’t it great to get a pleasant surprise?  I actually had two of them today on the fi..

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Computer Plus Fiction: I got my wife, Wendy’s, new computer all set up today plus wrote a thousand words o..

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Weekend: So what’s my review of District 9?  Action-packed, thought-provokin..

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Time Management: One of my writing mentors, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, has just posted the latest installment of wh..

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Story, School, and Awesome Workshops: I’m happy to say I finally did some work on the current short story ..

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


One thing is clear to me:  I need to clean my home office.  As I write this, I am surrounded by piles of paper, shifting and flowing like sand dunes in a desert, threatening to engulf me.  I know it’s part of the writing game and mostly unavoidable…but it’s past time I cleaned up the [...]

Monday, August 10, 2009

Stop and Go Writing

I admit it.  I have a tendency to overplan.  I’ll pile too many activities into too short a period of time, and then I’ll wonder why on Earth I didn’t get everything done.  Case in point, this week.  I badly want to get some writing done, but I’m overbooking the week in a big way.  [...]

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Head Work

Sometimes, even when my butt isn’t in the writing chair and my fingers aren’t hitting keys on the computer keyboard, I’m still making progress as a writer.  Putting aside all the non-writing activities that contribute to general health and well-being or broaden knowledge of storytelling, I sometimes have fertile non-writing days thanks to extensive thinking [...]

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Goodies Restored

The other day, I wrote about part of my life as a fiction writer, the phenomenon of “vanishing goodies.”  I was talking about losing things that I think are a lock, such as a story sale or a promised check or a publishing deal.  These are all harsh realities in every writer’s life, and we [...]

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Again with the Crappy Luck

I just wrote you quite a nice post about the week, my writing, and the weekend ahead, but for some reason, WordPress made it go away when I hit “Publish.”  And now I’m out of time to work on this.  So sorry you missed out on my wonderful post, but I’ll try to make it [...]

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Little Reminder

Last night, I had the most wonderful night swim in my back yard pool.  The Moon and Mars were in full glow, the air was calm, the crickets were chirping.  It was so beautiful, and I thought about how lucky I was to be able to enjoy it.  Then, this morning, I woke up to [...]

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Vanishing Goodies

One of the hazards of writing and marketing fiction (or anything, I guess) is when you make a precious sale, and for one reason or another, it goes away.  This just happened to me again, with a short story sale to a web and print journal.  I sold my story to the journal, signed a [...]

Monday, August 3, 2009

@TheFictioneer (Assimilated by Twitter)

I’ve known about Twitter for a long time now, since long before it became such a popular phenomenon.  From the start, I dismissed it as a useless, frivolous waste of time.  What possible value could there be in a social networking system that only let you post 140 characters at a time?  It looked to [...]


Just a quick note as I test a new system to link up my WordPress blog with some networking sites.  I’ll let you know later if the test works!  See you then!