Air! I can breathe! In all seriousness, it feels like I've been drowning in my writing the past few months. Ever since Eric and I wrapped up Kaiju Apocalypse III, it seems like my head has been underwater when it comes to writing. I may have burned myself out a bit (writing 4 books in 4 … Continue reading Too Stubborn
So Libertycon 27 came to a close and all in all, it went tremendously well. I met new people, made new friends, ran into old friends, made a fool of myself (this is typical) and am now dealing with a very screwed up sleep schedule. So I rolled into Libertycon about three in the afternoon … Continue reading Libertycon 27 AAR
I need to dress up in the most over-the-top caricature of a pimp, take a picture, and have one day every week where the "Book Pimp" pimps out a new author's work. I'm picturing a gold came, platform shoes (with goldfish inside them), feather boa, large hat, maybe a bright purple suit and... hmm... rose-tinted … Continue reading Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy — Brandon Ford’s “Open Wounds”
I've been stupidly busy the past few weeks (to steal a line from my friend Gerry). This is going to be a long update, so you may want to grab something to drink, or let the dog out. First off, let me say that Mysticon 2014 was an absolute blast. It went off without a … Continue reading Stupid Busy
I was thinking of writing an article today on race and science fiction, but... meh. No matter which "way" I transcribe it, someone's going to get butthurt over it. Not "mildly disagreeing" with me, and not a "I think you're wrong and this is why" conversation, but generally butthurt. Why? Because people are combative and … Continue reading Butthurt
There's a lot of varying beliefs about what the future holds, especially when espoused in science fiction. The fact that anyone can look at the history of our planet and then postulate through science fiction that anything that failed in the past will work in the future because "the right people will be running things" … Continue reading Michael Z Williamson Essay
Okay, so I'm prepared to hear about NaNoWriMo for the next 30 days from all writers, established pros and aspiring ones alike. I literally have created a folder in my inbox to hear about how well people are doing, purely for selfish reasons (I like the idea of shooting someone an email on the 16th … Continue reading November Begins
Hello to all my new Russian friends! Well, at least my info says that all my more recent new visitors are from Russia. Considering I haven't been there since 1999, they must be new friends, right? Besides, it's not like I did anything wrong in Russia... or Israel... or Turkey... and we're not talking about … Continue reading Привет товарищ! (or, Greetings Comrade!)
Yay! My good friend Barb Caffrey has recently inked a deal with one of my publishers. Barb, as some of you know, is one of my reviewers over at Shiny Book Review. This is exciting news because she was almost convinced that she would never find a home for the novel. Now it's residing at Twilight … Continue reading Good News For A Friend
Let me tell you a story of a group of friends who went to a pretty good high school in Southern California back in the early-mid 90's. These kids (let's call them "Those Guys") were a strange bunch. Band geeks, D&D nerds, one jock (not sure how he slipped into the group), and all future … Continue reading Elitism
I have to admit, I'm not a fan of Apple. Oh, I have an iPhone, don't get me wrong. I like it. It works for me and it does what I want it to do. That being said, I don't worship at the altar of Jobs. I don't drink the Kool-Aid. I don't hand Apple … Continue reading Saving Yourself From Yourself
Hey, someone felt sorry for me and went ahead and let my muse speak. Scary, right? Well, here's the link. Also, writing. I'll be around for a real update soon.
Will another one bite the dust?. Amanda Green pretty much explains it all. You might want to listen to her.
One of the roughest parts of getting through a day is the realization that not matter what you do, nothing seems to motivate you. Soda? Not working. Exercise? Not working. Two ounces of coke off of a prostitute's ass (okay, metaphorically, but still...)? Not working. Though I'll forgive Charlie Sheen for the advice. He really … Continue reading Motivate Me, Sir!
I think I'm starting to get into a groove here with both writing, working and reviewing. Somehow I found the energy to juggle all of them while pretending to have this wild and crazy life. I wish I could claim it's been enlightening, but really it's just a lot of Pepsi. My heart really won't … Continue reading In A Groove