2014 Hugos -- Congrats towards the winners! No, I'm not bitter that none of my nominees won. I think some of the anti-"OMG the Wheel of Time is a single entry WTFBBQ!!11!!" and the anti-VoxDay backlash hurt the voting for quite a few deserving entrants but again, since this was the most voted-on Hugo in... Continue Reading →
I often wonder if the Hugo is like a thick, creamy facial for the writer. Meant to be pleasing and give someone a backhanded compliment about how good they look, but end up with a bit of it in the eyes and boy does that cold creme burn like a motherf*cker! What, you thought...? Oh,... Continue Reading →
I didn't meet my writing goal the other day, so I didn't get to paint. Came close, though. But close doesn't cut it when you have deadlines. Trust me. Editors hate when you start an email off with "So I was trying to work out some of the plot details and...". You may as well be admitting... Continue Reading →
I've been elbows deep in Wraithkin, so please pardon my absence. I've added about 10,000 words to the book since Jan 1st, so I'm somewhat pleased. Add in the fact that I've also been working on The Gods Anointed and keeping up with my book reviews (while battling the evil, nefarious flu and working full time) and I'm... Continue Reading →
Will another one bite the dust?. Amanda Green pretty much explains it all. You might want to listen to her.
The wonderful Sarah Hoyt (a writer who blogs, who is one of my favorite people) was talking about the "Art of the Human Condition" this morning over at her blog (read it here) and just what people seem to want. The quotes are mine, since it was hard for me to sum up the entirety... Continue Reading →
Working on a deadline. Will post tonight. In the meantime, a few people have undoubtedly wondered what I was talking about yesterday when I mentioned that F*ck Me, Ray Bradbury should win a Hugo. Here it is. Warning: not safe for work.
Yes, loyal minions, I feel your pain. Not only was I not nominated for a Hugo this year (lamentations!), I failed to secure a nod for the John W Campbell Award. However, Larry Correia did, so I'm rooting for him to win it. Thoughts on the Hugos: ...I really am annoyed that Cryoburn was nominated.... Continue Reading →
Okay, so Preditors & Editors (yes, it's spelled wrong on purpose) is having their yearly reader's poll for all sorts of novels. "Best SF", "Best Thriller", and "Best Romance" are just a few of the titles you can nominate a book for. Yes, you heard me correctly. You can nominate and vote for a book.... Continue Reading →